12 days in France & Germany Itinerary

12 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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Versailles, France
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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 ©

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.
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 drive to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
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Architectural Building
The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Historic Walking Area
Grand Canal
4.6

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, visit Montmartre, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris online travel planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Musee d'Orsay
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©

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 historical perspective at Würzburg Residence and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Get a sense of the local culture at Altstadt and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Change things up with a short trip to Town Walls in Rothenburg (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), 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

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World heritage site
Würzburg Residence
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Neighborhood
Altstadt
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Historic Site
Town Walls
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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek capture your imagination. Schloss Neuschwanstein and St. Peter's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Welt, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich trip planning app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Munich Residenz
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Historic Site
Nymphenburg Palace
4.5

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