16 days in Germany & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Germany & Paris Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights


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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, stroll around English Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munich road trip app.

Chennai, India to Munich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Munich is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in January; daily highs in Munich reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Nuremberg, Germany — 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) & Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop), Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Altstadt & Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber) and Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence & Fortress Marienberg). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, admire the local landmark of Minnesangerbrunnen, steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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 still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

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Fly from Nuremberg to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nuremberg in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin driving holiday planner.

Fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Germany travel guide

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.