18 days in Germany & France Itinerary

18 days in Germany & France Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parc Monceau and Musee des Arts Forains. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, and visit 1st Arrondissement.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in March, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

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Musee des Arts Forains ©
Specialty Museum
Musee des Arts Forains
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Memorial De La Shoah ©
History Museum
Memorial De La Shoah
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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, ponder the design of Fontaine du Soleil, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and finally get your game on at SENSAS Nice. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de la Garoupe, get outside with Route Napoleon, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Photographie Charles Negre, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Quai des Etats Unis.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in March; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Dresden.

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SENSAS Nice ©
Entertainment Center
SENSAS Nice
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Walking tours
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Dresden, Germany

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse, take in nature's colorful creations at Dresden Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Parkeisenbahn, get engrossed in the history at Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden), then admire the striking features of Kurlander Palais, and finally stop by Tradition & Form. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Burg Stolpen, explore the striking landscape at Schwedenlocher, then make a trip to Barbarine am Pfaffenstein, then stroll through Kuhstall, and finally make a trip to Schrammsteine.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dresden attractions planner.

You can fly from Nice to Dresden in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in March, with highs in Dresden at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Schrammsteine ©
Landmark
Schrammsteine
4.9

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Hausvogteiplatz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franzoesischer Dom, then make a trip to Reiterstandbild Konig Friedrich II von Preussen, then ponder the world of politics at State Council Building, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum St. Nicholas Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Bundesrat of Germany, admire the landmark architecture of Schoneberg Rathaus, then stop by Musical - Hinterm Horizont, then explore the world behind art at Kunstbibliothek, and finally walk around Volkspark Humboldthain.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Museum St. Nicholas Church ©
History Museum
Museum St. Nicholas Church
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Bundesrat of Germany ©
Government Building
Bundesrat of Germany
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 17th (Tue), walk around Jenischpark, stroll around Altonaer Volkspark, take in nature's colorful creations at Loki Schmidt Garten Botanical Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Dockland, then savor a hot drink at Café Elbgold , and finally look for gifts at Alsterhaus Hamburg. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Old Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Deutsches Zollmuseum, then examine the collection at Kunsthalle / St. Annen-Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of An der Obertrave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Jakobi Church.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg trip planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cologne.

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Café Elbgold ©
Coffeehouse
Café Elbgold
4.5
Deutsches Zollmuseum ©
Specialty Museum
Deutsches Zollmuseum
4.2

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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Kathe Kollwitz Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lindenthaler Tierpark, stroll around Stadtwald Park Koln, then pause for some photo ops at Edith Stein-Denkmal, then don't miss a visit to Sankt Andreas Kirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Domschatzkammer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Altenberger Dom, then head outdoors with Stadionhopper Mark Mauderer, then take in nature's colorful creations at Forstbotanischer Garten, and finally go for a walk through Freitreppe Kolner Rheinboulevard.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip builder app.

Getting from Hamburg to Cologne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Cologne are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

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Lindenthaler Tierpark ©
Wildlife Area
Lindenthaler Tierpark
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, browse the different shops at Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache, then explore the historical opulence of Weilburg Castle, then visit Historische Altstadt Wetzlar, and finally take in the views from Alte Lahnbruecke. On your second day here, snap pictures at Holbeinsteg, make a trip to Messeturm, explore the historical opulence of Holzhausenschlosschen, stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, then see the interesting displays at Geldmuseum, and finally walk around Lohrpark.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner.

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. March in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Hauptfriedhof ©
Cemetery
Hauptfriedhof
5.0
Messeturm ©
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Messeturm
4.3

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