16 days in France & Germany Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
La Bresse, France
— 1 night
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 6 nights


Paris, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site.

Curitiba, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Curitiba to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curitiba in December, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to La Bresse.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks
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La Bresse, France — 1 night

La Bresse is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. On the 20th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Gerardmer, and then look and learn at Observatoire de Merelle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Bresse day trip planning site.

You can fly from Paris to La Bresse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, La Bresse is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
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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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munich tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Bresse to Munich takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Berlin, Germany — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and finally examine the collection at Topography of Terror. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.
Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 6 nights

City of Light

Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). See even more of Paris: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours
Side Trips
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France travel guide

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.

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.