16 days in Germany, Paris & Brussels Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Paris & Brussels Itinerary

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16 days in Germany, Paris & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  3​h
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Rothenburg, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
nights
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

Make your Brussels itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Brussels hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the striking features of Romer, then get great views at Main Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt holiday maker .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

5
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Rothenburg is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, make a trip to Das Plonlein, and take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg road trip site .

Drive from Frankfurt to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Marienplatz, pause for some photo ops at Moriskentanzer, then admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally explore the activities along English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church and then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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