32 days in Germany, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

32 days in Germany, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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32 days in Germany, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Stuttgart, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Explore hidden gems such as Phantasialand and Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dusseldorf: Cologne (Hohenzollern Bridge, Melaten-Friedhof, & more), Irrland the farm-adventure oasis (in Twisteden) and Schloss Augustusburg (in Bruhl). There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Rhine Tower (Rheinturm).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dusseldorf day trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dusseldorf is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Dusseldorf. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Dusseldorf at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cologne, Bruhl, Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun, Irrland the farm-adventure oasis
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun ©
Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Würzburg Residence and Fulda Cathedral. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wild- und Freizeitpark Klotten Cochem and Opel Zoo. It doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Mainkai and see the interesting displays at German Film Museum (Deutsches Filmmuseum).

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Getting from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Würzburg Residence, Wild- und Freizeitpark Klotten Cochem, Opel Zoo, Fulda Cathedral
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Wild- und Freizeitpark Klotten Cochem ©
Opel Zoo ©
Opel Zoo
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

4
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Family-friendly places like Legoland Germany and Affenberg Salem will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mercedes-Benz Museum and Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Das Plonlein (in Rothenburg) and Fishermen's Quarter (in Ulm). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Porsche Museum and stroll through Killesberg Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Stuttgart trip planner .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Town, Das Plonlein, Fishermen's Quarter, Affenberg Salem, Legoland Germany
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Affenberg Salem ©
Affenberg Salem
Legoland Germany ©
Legoland Germany
Old Town ©
Old Town

6
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Falconeria Locarno and Splash & Spa Tamaro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt Pilatus and Aare Gorge. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Lido Locarno (in Locarno), Papiliorama (in Kerzers) and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), admire the sheer force of Staubbach Fall, and appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Stuttgart to Grindelwald by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lauterbrunnen, Locarno, Papiliorama, Splash & Spa Tamaro
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Papiliorama ©
Papiliorama
Splash & Spa Tamaro ©
Splash & Spa Tamaro

5
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kids will enjoy Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes and Zoo de Servion. Explore hidden gems such as Grottes de Vallorbe and Rolex Learning Center EPFL. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to La Suisse Steam paddle boat. (in Lausanne), Signal de Bougy Pre Vert Park (in Bougy-Villars) and The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring at Lake Geneva. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geneva tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Geneva, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Zoo de Servion, Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes, Signal de Bougy Pre Vert Park, Grottes de Vallorbe
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The Bex Salt Mines ©
The Bex Salt Mines
Zoo de Servion ©
Zoo de Servion
Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes ©
Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes

7
nights
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning website .

Getting from Geneva to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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