14 days in Germany, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Germany, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

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14 days in Germany, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  13 h
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Washington DC, United States

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Nymphenburg and Deutsches Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at New Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Munich is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Munich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Munich to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get some cultural insight at Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Town Walls. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, Old Town, & more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, examine the collection at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), and explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip website .

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

1
night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 30th (Sun), snap pictures at Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), then take an in-depth tour of Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat), then admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, and finally explore the historical opulence of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Heidelberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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 1st (Mon): take a stroll through La Petite France, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Strasbourg day trip planning website .

You can drive from Heidelberg to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Heidelberg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Strasbourg: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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