11 days in Munich, Cologne & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Munich, Cologne & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Munich, Cologne & Paris Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around English Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Spaten Brauerei, admire the landmark architecture of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munich driving holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Munich is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Munich due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Old Town, Museum Ludwig and Suderman. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Old Town, then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Suderman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Konigallee, then look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt), then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cologne online trip planner .

You can fly from Munich to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Cologne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dusseldorf
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Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Suderman ©
Suderman

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Like a Local in Paris. Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris planner .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 19th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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