17 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
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 18th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip itinerary maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Zermatt is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Seilpark Interlaken. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken online attractions planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Aletsch Glacier
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, then make a trip to Pfarrkirche St. Martin, and then get outside with Zugspitze. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Ferchensee Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary site.

Drive from Zurich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mittenwald, Schloss Linderhof
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

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Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 27th (Sat), get great views at The Eagle's Nest, then don't miss a visit to Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden tour planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Konigssee
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden ©
Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) and Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, get curious at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munich online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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