17 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Leipzig/Halle Airport, Drive to Magdeburg
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Magdeburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Train to Munich, Fly to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
Train
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Magdeburg, Germany — 1 night

Long known as one of the most important urban centers of medieval Germany, Magdeburg today boasts both an impressive historical core and a booming tech industry.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyriakus and then stop by Allee-Center Magdeburg. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blasiikirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche St. Benedikti, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hundisburg.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Magdeburg vacation maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Magdeburg is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Singapore to Magdeburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 1 night

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, then contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, and then test your problem-solving skills at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Magdeburg to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Nuremberg, Germany — 2 nights

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 27th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, get a taste of the local shopping with Hauptmarkt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and finally stop by Handwerkerhof. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Unschlittplatz, contemplate the long history of Hangman's Bridge, then examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), and finally explore the historical opulence of Altenburg.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip website.

You can drive from Berlin to Nuremberg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Dachau Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, and then hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich online itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Munich sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Neue Burg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Vienna day trip planning tool.

Fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, then admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, and then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planning site.

Getting from Salzburg to Zurich by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern, then visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Ghost.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bern trip builder tool.

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bern are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Harderkulm, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, then explore the world behind art at Thun-Panorama, then explore the historical opulence of Oberhofen Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Interlaken online trip maker.

You can drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — 1 night

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Hochburg bei Emmendingen, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten der Universitat Freiburg, admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Martin, then admire the local landmark of Fischbrunnen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Johanneskirche.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in July, expect nights in Freiburg im Breisgau to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Stuttgart.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You'll set off for Frankfurt on the 7th (Thu).
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Redeemer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche, and finally ponder the design of Fountain of Justice.

Discover how to plan a Frankfurt trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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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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