12 days in France & Germany Itinerary

12 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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Versailles, France
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights


Versailles, France

— 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles and then make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, step into the grandiose world of Le Petit Trianon, contemplate the long history of Hameau de la Reine, then don't miss a visit to Académie Équestre de Versailles, and finally explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

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New York City, USA to Versailles is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Versailles. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Versailles to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Louvre Museum and Sainte-Chapelle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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You can drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nuremberg, Germany

— 3 nights

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 some cultural insight at Würzburg Residence and Town Walls. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Altstadt and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Go for a jaunt from Nuremberg to Rothenburg to see Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nuremberg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nuremberg, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Munich, Germany

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Munich Residenz. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. There's much more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at BMW Museum, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

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Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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

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.