13 days in Frankfurt, Zurich & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Frankfurt, Zurich & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka

5
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg), Cologne (Cologne Cathedral, Chocolate Museum, &more) and Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, Würzburg Residence, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Romer, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt travel route builder tool.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Frankfurt is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. In November, Frankfurt is cooler than Colombo - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cologne, Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Schloss Heidelberg
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then make a trip to The Nine Towers.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel route planning website.

Getting from Frankfurt to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Zurich are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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 11th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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