27 days in France, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

27 days in France, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Dijon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Champs-Elysees, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Conciergerie, and other attractions. Visiting Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Dijon.

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jardin Darcy. On the 22nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Tour Philippe le Bon, don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges, admire the local landmark of Jardin Darcy, then walk along Owl's Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit 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 look for gifts at La Moutarderie Edmond Fallot.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dijon travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Dijon in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dijon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Wineries Shopping

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Beaune
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu ©
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu
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.
Landesmuseum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then stop by Old Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dijon to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Heidelberg and Student Jail (Studentenkarzer). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stadel Museum and Altstadt (Old Town). Step out of Frankfurt to go to Heidelberg and see Philosopher’s Walk, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), and take some stellar pictures from Main Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt online trip maker.

Getting from Zurich to Frankfurt by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 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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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

13
nights
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Hohenschwangau is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hohenschwangau holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Hohenschwangau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a train. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, expect Hohenschwangau to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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