18 days in Germany & France Itinerary

18 days in Germany & France Itinerary

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18 days in Germany & France Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Arles, France
— 1 night
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  15​min
8
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia


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2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 22nd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and then explore the activities along Obersee. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Arbora Kletterpark, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally take a stroll through Mitte.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary site .

Perth, Australia to Berlin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Arbora Kletterpark
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Mitte ©
Mitte

1
night
Munich, Germany

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munich online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in Munich, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Barthelemy., then get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Place Rossetti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and finally get outside with Promenade du Paillon.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in November, with highs in Nice at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

1
night
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 28th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Vincent, don't miss a visit to Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet, contemplate the long history of Moulin de Daudet, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arles trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Nice to Arles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in November: high temperatures in Arles hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eglise St-Vincent, Chateau de Tarascon
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Chateau de Tarascon ©
Chateau de Tarascon

2
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 29th (Sun), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and finally explore the galleries of Eglise Saint-Florentin. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, then steep yourself in history at Domaine National de Chambord, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbatiale Notre-Dame.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Arles to Amboise takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Domaine National de Chambord, Abbatiale Notre-Dame, Chateau de Cheverny
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

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nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 1st (Tue), make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then contemplate the long history of Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux attractions app .

Drive from Amboise to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach
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 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Disneyland Paris has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, discover the magic at Disneyland Paris, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbatiale Saint-Pierre Notre-Dame-des-Ardents. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then contemplate the long history of Le Cachot, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis, and finally step into the grandiose world of Parc et Vestiges du Chateau Royal.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marne-la-Vallee travel route planner .

Marne-la-Vallee is just a stone's throw from Paris. In December in Marne-la-Vallee, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Senlis, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Le Cachot ©
Le Cachot
Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne ©
Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne

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