17 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then get great views at Gornergrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, get your game on at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken, and stop by The Mad Cow.

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Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history 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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 2 nights
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 tour the pleasant surroundings at 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 · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Berchtesgaden, Germany

— 1 night

Germany's Mountain Gem

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 train and bus. 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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, 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 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and 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 fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, 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 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

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.

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.