16 days in France, Luxembourg City & Germany Itinerary

16 days in France, Luxembourg City & Germany Itinerary

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16 days in France, Luxembourg City & Germany Itinerary

Start: Folkestone, United Kingdom
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Dunkirk, France
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Metz, France
— Few hours
4
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Baden-Baden, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Ruedesheim am Rhein, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
9
Sankt Goar, Germany
— 1 night
train:  30​min
10
Boppard, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
11
Bad Ems, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
12
Koblenz, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Cochem, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
14
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
15
Trier, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
16
Calais, France
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Folkestone, United Kingdom


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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dunkirk travel planner.

Folkestone, UK to Dunkirk is an approximately 2-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Folkestone to Dunkirk is 1 hour. Traveling from Folkestone in June, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Dunkirk. You'll set off for Luxembourg City on the 3rd (Sat).

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dunkirk to Luxembourg City. In June, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Metz.

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Metz, France

Metz
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Metz tour planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Metz takes an hour. In June in Metz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Strasbourg.

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): wander the streets of La Petite France, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then snap pictures at Strasbourg Pont Couverts.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip builder.

Traveling by car from Metz to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Baden-Baden.

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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie

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Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lichtentaler Allee as well as Schwarzwald Hochstrasse. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): cruise along Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, then make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, and then stroll through Lichtentaler Allee.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Baden-Baden vacation builder.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Baden-Baden in an hour. In June in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

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Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Schwarzwald Hochstrasse
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Schwarzwald Hochstrasse ©
Schwarzwald Hochstrasse
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
MerkurBergbahn ©
MerkurBergbahn

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
You've now added Konigstuhl Funicular (Bergbahn) to your itinerary.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Heidelberg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Am Plönlein. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, browse the eclectic array of goods at Käthe Wohlfahrt - Weihnachtsdorf, then see the interesting displays at Criminal Medieval Museum, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally make a trip to Am Plönlein.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rothenburg itinerary planner.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Heidelberg in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rothenburg: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ruedesheim am Rhein.

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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Ruedesheim am Rhein, Germany

Ruedesheim am Rhein ©
An ancient riverside town with origins in the Celtic settlement of Europe, Ruedesheim am Rhein maintains its long-standing traditions with a local wine industry.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Winzerexpress Rudesheim, Seilbahn Ruedesheim am Rhein, Rössler-Linie, and other attractions. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), don't miss a visit to Drosselgasse, and take an in-depth tour of Siegfried´s Mechanisches Musikkabinett.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ruedesheim am Rhein trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Ruedesheim am Rhein takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Ruedesheim am Rhein are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sankt Goar.

Things to do in Ruedesheim am Rhein

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Niederwald Chairlift Assmannshausen on the Rhine
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Roessler Linie ©
Roessler Linie
Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal) ©
Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett ©

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Sankt Goar, Germany

Sankt Goar ©
Sankt Goar is a town on the west bank of the Middle Rhine in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Burg Stahleck, don't miss a visit to Loreley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rhine River, then step into the grandiose world of Rheinfels Castle, and finally make a trip to Dreiburgenblick.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sankt Goar itinerary planner.

Drive from Ruedesheim am Rhein to Sankt Goar in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sankt Goar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boppard.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sankt Goarshausen, Burg Stahleck, Rhein
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Rheinfels Castle ©
Rheinfels Castle
Loreley ©
Loreley
Burg Stahleck ©
Burg Stahleck

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Boppard, Germany

Boppard
Boppard, formerly also spelled Boppart, is a town and municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, lying in the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You've now added Rhein Express to your itinerary.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boppard trip itinerary planner.

Boppard is just a stone's throw from Sankt Goar. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sankt Goar in June: highs in Boppard hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bad Ems.

Things to do in Boppard

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Bad Ems, Germany

Bad Ems
Bad Ems is a town in Rheinland Pfalz, Germany. To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bad Ems trip generator.

You can drive from Boppard to Bad Ems in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Bad Ems are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koblenz.

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Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz ©
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Erfinderbrunnen as well as Cablecar Koblenz. On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koblenz custom trip planner.

Koblenz is very close to Bad Ems. In June in Koblenz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Cochem on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites
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Ehrenbreitstein Fortress ©
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Deutsches Eck (German Corner) ©
Deutsches Eck (German Corner)
Erfinderbrunnen ©
Erfinderbrunnen

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Cochem, Germany

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Historische Senfmühle, then have fun at Cochemer Sesselbahn, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church of St Martin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cochem trip planner.

Getting from Koblenz to Cochem by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Bernkastel-Kues.

Things to do in Cochem

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Prinzenkopfturm
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Historische Senfmuehle ©
Historische Senfmuehle
Prinzenkopfturm ©
Prinzenkopfturm

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Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Bernkastel-Kues ©
Bernkastel-Kues is a well-known winegrowing centre on the Middle Moselle in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. On the 16th (Fri), appreciate the views at Mosel Valley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Kirche, see the interesting displays at Mosel Wein Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz, and finally see the interesting displays at Kolonialwaren-Museum Im Edeka Markt.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bernkastel-Kues trip builder.

Drive from Cochem to Bernkastel-Kues in an hour. In June in Bernkastel-Kues, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for Trier on the 17th (Sat).

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Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz ©
Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley
Moselle Wine Museum ©
Moselle Wine Museum

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Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hauptmarkt. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the striking features of Trier Saint Peter's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, delve into the distant past at Amphitheater, then delve into the distant past at Imperial Roman Baths (Kaiserthermen), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, and finally hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Trier tour planner.

Getting from Bernkastel-Kues to Trier by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Calais.

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Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Liebfrauenkirche ©
Liebfrauenkirche

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Calais, France

Calais
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Calais travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trier to Calais in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off tohome.

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