16 days in France, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

16 days in France, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

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16 days in France, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  18​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
9
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
11
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, find something for the whole family at Wildpark Poing, and then admire the masterpieces at Stuck Villa (Jugendstil Museum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and then explore the activities along English Garden.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary maker .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Munich is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Munich, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Munich is colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Wildpark Poing
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Wildpark Poing ©
Wildpark Poing
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum ©

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get in on the family fun at Freizeitpark Traumland.

Start your trip to Stuttgart by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Munich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Freizeitpark Traumland, Wildpark Pforzheim
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Wildpark Pforzheim ©
Wildpark Pforzheim
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart

2
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Old Town, take in the pleasant sights at Grand Rue De Colmar, and then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colmar trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Colmar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.
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Old Town ©
Old Town

1
day
Baden-Baden, Germany

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then walk around Lichtentaler Allee.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Baden-Baden using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Baden-Baden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Spas Parks Casinos
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Spas
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank

2
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hike along Route des Vins d'Alsace and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Colmar trip planner.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Colmar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gare de Strasbourg, examine the collection at Pixel Museum, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier Friedel. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Parc Aquarium Les naiades, stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg travel route planner .

Strasbourg is just a stone's throw from Colmar. April in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parc Aquarium Les naiades
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Parc Animalier Friedel ©
Parc Animalier Friedel
Pixel Museum ©
Pixel Museum

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar
To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Colmar travel planning website .

Colmar is just a short distance from Strasbourg. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toFreiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

1
day
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 10th (Fri), look and learn at Planetarium Freiburg, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Friedhof.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Alter Friedhof ©
Alter Friedhof
Planetarium Freiburg ©
Planetarium Freiburg
Walking tours

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colmar trip planner .

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Zoological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Niederdorf, then get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, and then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich online tour planner .

You can drive from Colmar to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
On the 13th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hofgarten. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich travel planner.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Museums Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Old Town Hall ©
Old Town Hall
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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