12 days in Paris, Strasbourg & Germany Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Strasbourg & Germany Itinerary

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12 days in Paris, Strasbourg & Germany Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Louvre Museum as well as The Paris Catacombs. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum and then stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris route planning site .

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

2
nights
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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Cannstatter Volksfest has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): mix with locals at Cannstatter Volksfest. Here are some ideas for day two: attend a local event at Cannstatter Volksfest.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip website .

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Events Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nebelhorn
Highlights from your plan
Nebelhorn ©
Nebelhorn

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zugspitze. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

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Drive from Stuttgart to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Berchtesgaden
Highlights from your plan
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX ©
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX

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.
For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich journey planner.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Munich sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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