18 days in Germany, France & Engelberg Itinerary

18 days in Germany, France & Engelberg Itinerary

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Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Engelberg, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Romer, ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Frankfurt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then examine the collection at Museum Embankment, and finally get great views at Main Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Frankfurt planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Frankfurt is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Frankfurt is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in August, with highs in Frankfurt at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Museum Embankment ©
Museum Embankment

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes), La montagne des singes (in Kintzheim) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take a stroll through Little Venice, admire the striking features of Place Kleber, and make a trip to Barrage Vauban.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip builder tool.

Getting from Frankfurt to Strasbourg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Engelberg.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Colmar, Cite de l'Automobile, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix, La montagne des singes
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Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

3
nights
Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Teufelsbrucke (in Andermatt) and Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach (in Ernen). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei, fly down the slopes at Titlis, and take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk.

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Getting from Strasbourg to Engelberg by car takes about 3 hours. August in Engelberg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Teufelsbrucke, Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, Furka Pass, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Titlis ©
Titlis

4
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phantasialand (in Bruhl), Cologne (Cologne Cathedral & Museum Ludwig) and Aachen Cathedral (in Aachen). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, stop by Altstadt, take a stroll through Konigsallee, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dusseldorf day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Engelberg to Dusseldorf with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cologne, Phantasialand, Aachen Cathedral
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

3
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Take a train from Dusseldorf to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, then take in the views from Iron Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche and then get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Palmengarten ©
Palmengarten

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