11 days in France, Munich & Frankfurt Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning website.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 25th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, and finally walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lyon tour builder site.

Fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Gare de Strasbourg, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and then make a trip to Barrage Vauban. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Place Kleber, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg road trip website.

You can fly from Lyon to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along English Garden, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

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Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, and take in the views from Iron Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Munich to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Frankfurt when traveling from Munich in December, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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