14 days in Switzerland, Germany & Copenhagen Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, Germany & Copenhagen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Grindelwald
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 day
Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights


Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
When in Grindelwald, make a side trip to see Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen, approximately Wengen away. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, and hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planner.

Charleston, USA to Grindelwald is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm, take a stroll through Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

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You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg, Germany

— 1 day

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), examine the collection at German Christmas Museum, look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Town Walls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. June in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Bremen, Germany

— 1 night

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Der Bremer Roland, make a trip to Marktplatz, ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), and finally stroll around Burgerpark.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bremen trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Bremen in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Bremen

Parks · Historic Sites

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bremen to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Germany travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.