15 days in Germany & France Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
Annecy, France
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany — 4 nights


Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kleinmarkthalle and InterestingSouvenirs made in Germany. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Eberbach Abbey (in Eltville am Rhein) and Mainz (St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) & Mainz Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum Embankment, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, don't miss a visit to Berger Str., and admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice.

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Doha, Qatar to Frankfurt is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in June, things will get cooler in Frankfurt: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden, Germany — 1 night

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Friedrichsbad.

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Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Baden-Baden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 4 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Explore hidden gems such as Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile and Alsatian Museum. Centre-Ville de Strasbourg and Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr) and Musée d'Unterlinden (in Colmar). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, stop by La Petite France, see the interesting displays at Le Vaisseau, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

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You can drive from Baden-Baden to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 5 nights

Venice of the Alps

Relax by the water at Plage Des Marquisats and Plage de Sevrier. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy. Get out of town with these interesting Annecy side-trips: Plage d'Angon (in Talloires), Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac (in Doussard) and Cascade d'Angon (in Angon). There's still lots to do: stroll through Plage de la Brune, glide through natural beauty at Les Raquettes de l'Estancot, contemplate the waterfront views at Le Thiou, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Francois.

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Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Annecy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Germany travel guide

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

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.