15 days in Germany, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Germany, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamon Museum and East Side Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Zoo Berlin and StandUpClub Berlin. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, wander the streets of Savignyplatz, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin online journey planner .

San Francisco, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. You'll explore and learn at Alte Pinakothek and Deutsches Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and wander the streets of Haidhausen.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munich driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Munich

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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Atomium. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Grand Place. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent) and Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Belfry of Bruges, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, don't miss a visit to Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Munich to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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Side Trips

Bruges, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Orsay and Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Le Marais, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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