16 days in Germany, France & Zurich Itinerary

16 days in Germany, France & Zurich Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Beaune, France
— 2 nights
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Dijon, France
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've now added Titlis to your itinerary. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Lake Lucerne in Lucerne--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary tool.

Maceio, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Maceio in October: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Beaune.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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Beaune, France

— 2 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Chateau de Pommard, then do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, and then see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Le Cassissium, then learn about winemaking at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Beaune journey app.

Getting from Zurich to Beaune by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Beaune, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dijon.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Dijon, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Burgundy

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.
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dijon vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Beaune to Dijon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Neuschwanstein Castle Tour. On the 15th (Fri), examine the collection at BMW Welt, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, explore the activities along English Garden, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: gain a rich perspective with Neuschwanstein Castle Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Getting from Dijon to Munich by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dijon in October, with highs in Munich at 16°C and lows at 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature

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Rothenburg, Germany

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Altstadt, and then ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Wurzburg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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Wurzburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wurzburg: Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kilian Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg, and take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wurzburg attractions planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Wurzburg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Frankfurt.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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

4.5
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.