11 days in France, Abu Dhabi & Halle (Saale) Itinerary

11 days in France, Abu Dhabi & Halle (Saale) Itinerary

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11 days in France, Abu Dhabi & Halle (Saale) Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 15​min
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
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Halle (Saale), Germany
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bur Dubai Grand Mosque and then take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi journey planner .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planner.

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Paris by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, Paris is colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Explore Colmar's surroundings by going to Ballon d'Alsace (in Lepuix), Domaine Albert Seltz (in Mittelbergheim) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at L'eglise de l'Invention-de-la-Sainte-Croix, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, contemplate the long history of Porte du Lalli, and make a trip to Old Town.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colmar travel route tool .

Take a train from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Halle (Saale).

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wineries

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Ballon d'Alsace, Domaine Albert Seltz, Porte du Lalli, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, L'eglise de l'Invention-de-la-Sainte-Croix
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

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Halle (Saale), Germany

Halle (Saale) ©
Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. Venture out of the city with trips to Weimar (Goethes Gartenhaus, Liszt Haus, & more), Berlin (Berlin Dungeon, Berliner Dom, & more) and Potsdam (Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Palace, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Kramerbrucke Erfurt, admire the striking features of Graseweghaus, get a sense of history and politics at Landgericht Halle, and steep yourself in history at Marktschlosschen.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Halle (Saale) road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colmar to Halle (Saale). In December in Halle (Saale), expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halle (Saale)

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Berlin, Weimar, Potsdam, Kramerbrucke Erfurt
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Berliner Dom ©
Berliner Dom
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum

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