16 days in France, Frankfurt & Heidelberg Itinerary

16 days in France, Frankfurt & Heidelberg Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Frankfurter Feldbahn Museum and German Film Museum. Goethe House and Geldmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle and take in the views from Iron Bridge.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt day trip app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Frankfurt is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Frankfurt, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

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Heidelberg, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and then examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer and then see the interesting displays at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum).

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg road trip planning website.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

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Strasbourg, France

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Cite de l'Automobile. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palais de Rohan and Alsatian Museum. There's more to do: visit La Petite France and stop by La Petite Manufacture des Reves.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg planning website.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Marne-la-Vallee, France

— 3 nights
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walt Disney Studios Park as well as Disneyland Paris. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney Studios Park and then look for gifts at Disney Village.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marne-la-Vallee journey planning app.

Take a train from Strasbourg to Marne-la-Vallee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. September in Marne-la-Vallee sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Paris.

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Theme Parks · Shopping
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Musee d'Orsay and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planning website.

Paris is just a stone's throw from Marne-la-Vallee. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Frankfurt.

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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sat).

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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.