20 days in France & Germany Itinerary

20 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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20 days in France & Germany Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12​h
1
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nuerburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Reims, France
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Amboise, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Rouen, France
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Town Walls, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, & more) and Wurzburg (Der Hofgarten & Würzburg Residence). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip itinerary tool .

Toronto, Canada to Nuremberg is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Nuremberg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, Nuremberg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip itinerary website .

Drive from Nuremberg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nuerburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

2
nights
Nuerburg, Germany

Nuerburg ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get in on the excitement at Playpaintball Jungle, then pause for some photo ops at Denkmal Juan Manuel Fangio, and then get your game on at Ringkartbahn. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Burg Eltz and then make a trip to Nuerburgring.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuerburg day trip app .

You can drive from Stuttgart to Nuerburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. August in Nuerburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reims.

Things to do in Nuerburg

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eltz Castle, Playpaintball Jungle
Highlights from your plan
Playpaintball Jungle ©
Playpaintball Jungle
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Nurburgring ©
Nurburgring

1
night
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): do a tasting at WB Champagne and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reims trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Nuerburg to Reims by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims

3
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Reims to Paris in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Paris, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Amboise, France

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 9th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Chateau Royal d'Amboise and then browse the exhibits of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amboise trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Amboise, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

1
night
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Centre Historique, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, and then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Amboise to Saint-Malo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amboise in August, you will find days in Saint-Malo are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Centre Historique, Pointe du Grouin
Highlights from your plan
Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des plantes, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Plat Gousset and then hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel journey tool .

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Plage du Plat Gousset, Jardin des plantes
Highlights from your plan
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux holiday site .

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Pegasus Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, make a trip to Vieux, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

Plan my day in Rouen using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Giverny, Etretat, Palais Benedictine
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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