8 days in Paris, Frankfurt & Nuremberg Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Frankfurt & Nuremberg Itinerary

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8 days in Paris, Frankfurt & Nuremberg Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris online day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 31st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and finally take some stellar pictures from Main Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Romer, make a trip to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then snap pictures at Eiserner Steg, and finally contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

Plan trip to Frankfurt with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Paris to Frankfurt by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Romer ©
Romer

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, then don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg route planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Nuremberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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