15 days in France, Frankfurt & Cologne Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Honfleur, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
Drive to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then make a trip to Roemerberg, and then make a trip to Romer. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum MMK fur Moderne Kunst and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt vacation maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 12th (Tue), examine the collection at Chocolate Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Alt St. Alban.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cologne online road trip planner.

Getting from Frankfurt to Cologne by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 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.
On the 15th (Fri), look for gifts at Alsace Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte-Marguerite, make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then head outdoors with Sentier Viticole des Grands Crus, and finally steep yourself in history at Vieille ville d'Eguisheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through La Petite France, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Strasbourg.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg journey maker site.

Drive from Cologne to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur, France — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at 1 Air de Zen, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Loho Le Local Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then stroll through Deauville Beach, and finally learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Honfleur road trip app.

You can drive from Paris to Honfleur in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Honfleur sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 23rd (Sat), hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, then don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, and then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel tour planner.

You can drive from Honfleur to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Honfleur in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mont-Saint-Michel, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo, France — 1 night

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Malo planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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France travel guide

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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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