17 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Honfleur, France
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany — 3 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.
Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Nuremberg (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Albrecht Durer's House, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Badenburg Palace, stroll around English Garden, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich online trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Munich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Munich due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Munich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany — 2 nights

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Klingentor and then ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf, examine the collection at Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Market Square, then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg ob der Tauber trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg, Germany — 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through La Petite France, then examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, take in panoramic vistas at Tour des Bouchers, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbatiale Saint Pierre et Paul - Eglise Sainte Richarde, and finally stop by Kerber Cadeaux.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg road trip tool.

Getting from Heidelberg to Strasbourg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Honfleur.
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Honfleur, France — 1 night

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 20th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Arbor et Sens, make a trip to Galerie Jean Fontan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Artiane Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Leonard.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honfleur trip planner.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Honfleur in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Honfleur are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, and then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Honfleur in December, you will find days in Mont-Saint-Michel are somewhat warmer (12°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), stop by Epicerie Fine Saint-Yves, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Micro Zoo, then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, then don't miss a visit to Porte Saint Vincent, and finally kick back and relax at Plage Rochebonne.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Malo itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary maker site.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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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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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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