22 days in France, Germany & Barcelona Itinerary

22 days in France, Germany & Barcelona Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Dijon, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 7 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— Few hours

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then stop by Potsdamer Platz, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Berlin travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Berlin-Tegel Airport, Berlin-Schönefeld Airport and Leipzig/Halle Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

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Walking tours
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Government Building
Reichstag Building
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Monument
Brandenburg Gate
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. On the next day, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hamburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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Specialty Museum
Miniatur Wunderland
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Historic Walking Area
Speicherstadt
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris route builder tool.

Fly from Hamburg to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Dijon.

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Eiffel Tower
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Art Museum
Musee d'Orsay
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Louvre Museum
4.6

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Dijon, France

Dijon ©

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, make a trip to Tour Philippe le Bon, then make a trip to Chartreuse de Champmol et Puits de Moise, then admire the local landmark of Jardin Darcy, and finally trek along Owl's Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Beaune Montgolfiere, do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, take in the exciting artwork at Galeries Bartoux Beaune, then look for gifts at Athenaeum, and finally examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dijon travel route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Dijon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Dijon reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

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Winery / Vineyard
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien
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Lyon, France

Lyon ©

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.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, and delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon online trip planner.

Drive from Dijon to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Toulouse.

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World heritage site
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulouse: Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi), S Room Agency (in Montauban) and Carcassonne Center (Cité de Carcassonne, Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), &more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Lyon to Toulouse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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S Room Agency
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Cité de Carcassonne
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in December, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C.

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