27 days in France, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

27 days in France, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

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27 days in France, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Dijon, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
5
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 13 nights
train:  3​h
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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5
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.
You've added Champs-Elysees, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Conciergerie, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and PHONO Museum Paris. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Rue de Rivoli, examine the collection at Musee des Arts Decoratifs, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday planning tool .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Dijon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Jardin Darcy has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Tour Philippe le Bon, make a trip to Rue Des Forges, walk around Jardin Darcy, don't miss a visit to Owl's Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Place de la Liberation, learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, and finally stop by La Moutarderie Edmond Fallot.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dijon tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Dijon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dijon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Beaune
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien ©
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Swiss National Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt).

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip maker site .

Take a train from Dijon to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Zurich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Staedel Museum and Museum Embankment. Get a sense of the local culture at Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) and Altstadt (Old Town). Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) & Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, take in the views from Eiserner Steg, make a trip to Main Tower, and steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Heidelberg
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

13
nights
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
Hohenschwangau is a former village and now an urban district of the municipality of Schwangau, Ostallgäu district, Bavaria, Germany.It is located between Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau and is visited by about 2 million people annually, where they start tours to the former royal palaces. Hohenschwangau is known for historic sites, museums, nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hohenschwangau trip planner.

Drive from Frankfurt to Hohenschwangau in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a train. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, things will get slightly colder in Hohenschwangau: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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