14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Schloss Heidelberg in Heidelberg (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the 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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 28°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz and then admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). On the next day, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munich planning website .

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. 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

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Interlaken day trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In January in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and then contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner .

Getting from Interlaken to Milan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in January, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 46°F and 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough 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 with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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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