8 days in France, Zurich & Eastern Germany Itinerary

8 days in France, Zurich & Eastern Germany Itinerary

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8 days in France, Zurich & Eastern Germany Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  13 h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Metz, France
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Atlanta, United States

2
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Le Marais, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris journey builder website .

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Paris is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in March, with highs in Paris at 53°F and lows at 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Metz.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Metz, France

Metz ©
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of Visites touristiques et exploration urbaine de Metz, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Œuvre de la cathédrale, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Corps de Garde de Metz.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Metz trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Metz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Metz are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites Fun & Games Spas
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Room Escape Games
Turkish Baths

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then stop by Old Town.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Metz to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Topography of Terror and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip maker tool .

You can fly from Zurich to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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