15 days in France & Germany Itinerary

15 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Freiberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
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 striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in June, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nancy (Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy & Place Stanislas) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and examine the collection at Palais de Rohan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Strasbourg driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Freiberg.
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Freiberg, Germany — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Silberbergwerk Freiberg, get curious at Terra Mineralia, and then see human ingenuity at work at Talsperre Klingenberg.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Freiberg trip planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Freiberg in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Strasbourg in June: highs in Freiberg hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Freiberg to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris online tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Munich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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