45 days in France, Bruges & Berlin Itinerary

45 days in France, Bruges & Berlin Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 12 nights
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Colmar, France
— 8 nights
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Train to Saint-Louis, Shuttle to Basel, Fly to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 12 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 11 nights
Fly to Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Drive to Champagnat-le-Jeune
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— 1 night
Drive to Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Fly to Tamiami

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Paris, France

— 12 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Westfield Parly 2 (in Le Chesnay), Rouen (La maison sublime, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Tamiami, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tamiami to Paris is 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tamiami in December; daily highs in Paris reach 47°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colmar, France

— 8 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colmar: Chapelle Sainte-Marguerite (in Epfig), Domaine Albert Seltz (in Mittelbergheim) and Nancy (Place de la Carriere, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, take a stroll through Little Venice, see human ingenuity at work at Barrage de Michelbach, and do a tasting at Cave de Turckheim.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colmar tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Colmar sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 12 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Antwerp (Steen Castle, Cogels Osylei, &more), Ghent (Graffiti Street, Post Plaza, &more) and Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Markt, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip site.

Traveling by combination of train, shuttle, and flight from Colmar to Bruges takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive; or take a train. In January in Bruges, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 11 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Dresden (Theaterplatz, Katholische Hofkirche, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Berlin online attractions planner.

Fly from Bruges to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Champagnat-le-Jeune.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Champagnat-le-Jeune, France

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Wed), go deep underground at Amethystes d'Auvergne.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Champagnat-le-Jeune holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Champagnat-le-Jeune takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In February, daytime highs in Champagnat-le-Jeune are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Highlights from your trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.