13 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Visiting Strandbad Seeon and English Garden will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Strandbad Ubersee in Ubersee (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary builder site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Munich is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Munich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, things will get much colder in Munich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin day trip planning site.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.
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Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 31st (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, make a trip to Klingentor, stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then take a stroll through Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Rothenburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seebad Eich and Wyden Badi. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee (in Kuessnacht am Rigi) and Seebad Seeliken (in Zug). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and stroll through Strandbad Mythenquai.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel planner.

You can fly from Rothenburg to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through 5 Lakes Walk, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for gifts at Laderach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
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.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.
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