22 days in Czech Republic, Germany & France Itinerary

22 days in Czech Republic, Germany & France Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Reims, France
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dancing House, National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Vyšehradské sady, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lesser Town and Petrin Tower. Step out of Prague to go to Houska and see Hrad Houska, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Prague is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Prague due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Prague hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes English Garden. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at BMW Museum and Deutsches Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, make a trip to Marienplatz, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munich route planner.

Getting from Prague to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Memorial of the Berlin Wall as well as Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Step off the beaten path and head to Gendarmenmarkt and Procession of Princes. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (Sachsisches Standehaus, Frauenkirche Dresden, &more). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin visit planner.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Place des Vosges and Petit Palais. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Musee de la Grande Guerre (in Meaux). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning site.

Fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Remi, contemplate the long history of Palais du Tau, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then don't miss a visit to Reve de couleurs Reims, and finally ponder the design of Fontaine Sube.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Reims trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Reims by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Reims sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites

Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 17th (Fri), ponder the design of La Place des Jacobins, see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste, and finally make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary maker website.

Take a train from Reims to Lyon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Lyon, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums

Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Pavillon M, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then make a trip to Basilique du Sacre-Ceour, then don't miss a visit to Calanque de Morgiou, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marseille day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Lyon in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Place Massena and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Eglise de Biot (in Biot), Antibes (Le Nomade & Port Vauban) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, see the sky in a new way at Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.