36 days in Germany, France & United Kingdom Itinerary

36 days in Germany, France & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Lindau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
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Reims, France
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
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Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, don't miss a visit to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary site.

Sydney, Australia to Munich is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In July, Munich is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then fly down the slopes at Zugspitze. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Alpspitz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain, then make a trip to Pfarrkirche St. Martin, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lindau.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lindau, Germany

— 2 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lindau: Konstanz (Graf-Zeppelin-Denkmal & Mainau), Hinanger Wasserfall (in Sonthofen) and Breitachklamm (in Tiefenbach).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lindau vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lindau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Lindau sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Lindau

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Stuttgart, Germany

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stuttgart: Rothenburg (Town Walls, Altstadt, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, stop by Feinkost Bohm, and walk around Hohenpark Killesberg.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip planner.

You can drive from Lindau to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Metz.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Metz, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Walygator Grand Est, get to know the resident critters at Zoo d'Amnéville, then see the interesting displays at Centre Pompidou-Metz, and finally take a stroll through Place Saint Jacques. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale, pause for some serene contemplation at Le Temple Neuf, then don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville, then soak in style at Turkish baths, and finally make a trip to Place Saint-Louis.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Metz trip itinerary website.

Drive from Stuttgart to Metz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Place Drouet-d'Erlon, do a tasting at Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at La Maison Mumm, then do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, then admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, and finally steep yourself in history at Palais du Tau.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Reims visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Metz to Reims takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Reims sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Glasgow (Glasgow Tigers Speedway, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Royal Mile, have fun and explore at Dynamic Earth, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Reims to Edinburgh in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Reims to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Reims, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Cotswold Archery). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.