6 days in Germany, Lucerne & Strasbourg Itinerary

6 days in Germany, Lucerne & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cologne is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July in Cologne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Baden-Baden, Germany

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

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.
To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Baden-Baden day trip planning website.

Take a train from Cologne to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for Lucerne on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lucerne is known for nature, wildlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Lucerne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

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Strasbourg, France

Crossroads of Europe

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 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, take a stroll through La Petite France, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

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Drive from Lucerne to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Germany travel guide

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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.