12 days in France & Germany Itinerary

12 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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


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Versailles, France

Versailles ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles and then don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, explore the historical opulence of Le Petit Trianon, experience rural life at Hameau de la Reine, then contemplate the long history of Académie Équestre de Versailles, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Versailles is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. December in Versailles sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary site.

Getting from Versailles to Paris by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get some historical perspective at Würzburg Residence and Altstadt. Get a sense of the local culture at Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Change things up with a short trip to Town Walls in Rothenburg (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Merks Motor Museum, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg online holiday builder.

Getting from Paris to Nuremberg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Nuremberg is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Würzburg Residence
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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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.
Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum capture your imagination. Schloss Neuschwanstein and Nymphenburg Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at BMW Welt, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

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You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Munich sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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