21 days in France & Germany Itinerary

21 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights

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Paris, France

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

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

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Strasbourg, France

Crossroads of Europe

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): make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally take a stroll through La Petite France. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then don't miss a visit to Gare de Strasbourg.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In December in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich trip builder.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Munich in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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 (Fortress Marienberg & Würzburg Residence). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg day trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. 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

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Paris, France

City of Light

Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen), Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). Explore Paris further: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nuremberg in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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France travel guide

4.2
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.

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.