11 days in Frankfurt & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Frankfurt & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Frankfurt & Paris Itinerary

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 6 nights
train:  4​h
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka

6
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Attractions like Phantasialand and Wartburg Castle make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg), Rothenburg (Altstadt, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, & more) and Cologne (Cologne Cathedral & Chocolate Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, pause for some photo ops at Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Frankfurt, and get great views at Main Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip tool .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Colombo to Frankfurt, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Frankfurt is cooler than Colombo - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Cologne, Schloss Heidelberg, Würzburg Residence, Phantasialand
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Wartburg Castle ©
Wartburg Castle

3
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.
On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Getting from Frankfurt to Paris by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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