42 days in Germany, Rome & Paris Itinerary

42 days in Germany, Rome & Paris Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 8 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 11 nights
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Paris, France
— 9 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 6 nights

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and get engrossed in the history at Bavarian National Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Munich is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Munich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©

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 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), admire the local landmark of St. Georgs Brunnen, stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Town Walls. On your second day here, make a trip to Schmiedgasse, don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Burggarten.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg itinerary planner.

Drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You will leave for Wurzburg on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) ©
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)

2
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Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 31st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, admire the natural beauty at Furstengarten Marienberg, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, and finally browse the different shops at Wertheim Village.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Rothenburg to Wurzburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will leave for Rome on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
St. Kilian Cathedral ©
St. Kilian Cathedral
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

11
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa d'Este in Tivoli--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

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You can fly from Wurzburg to Rome in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Wurzburg in January, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stop by Le Marais, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Eltz Castle (in Wierschem), Heidelberg (Market Square (Marktplatz), Altstadt (Old Town), &more) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, snap pictures at Iron Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Marksburg, and admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

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