21 days in France & Germany Itinerary

21 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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21 days in France & Germany Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 8 nights
End: Paris, France


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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, then stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally wander the streets of La Petite France. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Little Venice, step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Little Venice, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, walk around English Garden, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Strasbourg to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Rothenburg (Town Walls, Altstadt, & more) and Wurzburg (Marienburg Fortress & Würzburg Residence). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nuremberg trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. December in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

8
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen), Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). See even more of Paris: explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nuremberg to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nuremberg in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Versailles, Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet, Disneyland Paris, Blandin Cadeaux
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
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