14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Frankfurt, Germany
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  3 h 30 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
End: Paris, France

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nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Take a break from Frankfurt with a short trip to Schloss Heidelberg in Heidelberg, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, snap pictures at Iron Bridge, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. In December in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Heidelberg
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg journey planner.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 28°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Munich.

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Historic Sites
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz and then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 26°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 4th (Sat), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken journey planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Milan trip maker tool.

Getting from Interlaken to Milan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Interlaken in January, with highs in Milan at 46°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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