15 days in Munich & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Munich & Switzerland Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany — 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum and Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of St Peter's and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Dachau Palace (in Dachau), Starnberger See (in Starnberg) and Regensburg (Altes Rathaus, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich, savor the flavors at Andechs Monastery, and explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munich trip maker website.

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Munich. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Munich hover around 76°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Moritz.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 3 nights

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Get outdoors at Lake St. Moritz and Val Roseg. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muottas Muragl and Morteratsch Glacier. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Engadine and take some stellar pictures from Piz Nair.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Moritz travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Munich to St. Moritz in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Munich in August, expect nights in St. Moritz to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Eiger, take in the awesome beauty at Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald online route planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Grindelwald by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

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 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip maker.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Montreux, Switzerland — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and then ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, stroll around Jardin Anglais, and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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