10 days in Germany & France Itinerary

10 days in Germany & France Itinerary

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10 days in Germany & France Itinerary

Start: Norfolk, United States
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 day
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 45​min
2
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 day
+4
train + bus + Fly + bus + train:  6​h
3
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Norfolk, United States

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planner .

Norfolk, USA to Munich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, Munich is a bit cooler than Norfolk - with highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): wander the streets of Carcassonne Medieval City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Munich to Carcassonne Center in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Carcassonne Center: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Bayeux in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in June, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), Pointe du Hoc, American Cemetery & Memorial, Omaha Beach
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Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Amboise, browse the exhibits of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Gatien.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amboise trip builder tool .

Getting from Bayeux to Amboise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Amboise are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre, Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre ©
Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Getting from Amboise to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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