16 days in Germany, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Germany, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Assmannshausen, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

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Assmannshausen, Germany

Assmannshausen
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Assmannshausen trip planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Assmannshausen is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Assmannshausen. In March, Assmannshausen is somewhat warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 51°F and lows of 36°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Assmannshausen

Tours Historic Sites Wineries
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Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 24th (Sat), head outdoors with Poellat Gorge, head outdoors with FlyTeam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Welfenmünster, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Hoerner Bahn, then head outdoors with Kuhflucht Wasserfall, and then don't miss a visit to Hoernle Bergbahn.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Assmannshausen to Hohenschwangau by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Assmannshausen in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hohenschwangau, with lows around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Steingaden, FlyTeam, Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt, Hoernle Bergbahn, Kuhflucht Wasserfall
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Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt ©
Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt
Kuhflucht Wasserfall ©
Kuhflucht Wasserfall

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schlossgarten Fulda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Michaelskirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elizabeth Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Marburg, and finally examine the collection at Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park, find something for the whole family at Freizeitpark Lochmuehle, and then explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt travel route planner .

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Frankfurt by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Marburg, Fulda, Opel Zoo, Freizeitpark Lochmuehle, Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park
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Michaelskirche ©
Michaelskirche
St. Elizabeth Church ©
St. Elizabeth Church

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Serres Royales De Laeken and Abbaye de Maredsous. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parc de Furfooz and Citadelle (Citadel). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Room Escape Games (in Antwerp), ZOO Planckendael (in Mechelen) and Bruges (Bruges Art Route & Folklore Museum). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at European Flight Simulator, stroll through Bois de la Cambre, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bruges, Abbaye de Maredsous, Flanders Battlefield Tours, Room Escape Games, Citadelle (Citadel)
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Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken
Parc de Furfooz ©
Parc de Furfooz
European Flight Simulator ©
European Flight Simulator

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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.
Visit Luxembourg Palace and Chartres Cathedral for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Fontainebleau and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: The Labymaïs of Brie (in Saint Barthelemy d'Agenais), Disney Village (in Marne-la-Vallee) and La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy). There's lots more to do: get outside with Chalette Sur Loing, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Paris sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, The Labymaïs of Brie, Chalette Sur Loing, Chartres Cathedral, Disney Village
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Luxembourg Palace ©
Luxembourg Palace
La Hotte du Diable ©
La Hotte du Diable
Chalette Sur Loing ©
Chalette Sur Loing

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen, then get engrossed in the history at Mathildenhoehe, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Felsenmeer.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Paris to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Opel Zoo, Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen, Mathildenhoehe, Felsenmeer, Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park
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Felsenmeer ©
Felsenmeer

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