16 days in Switzerland, Germany & Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Germany & Brazil Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Germany & Brazil Itinerary

Washington DC, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Washington DC, United States

3
days
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument & Mt Pilatus). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthaus, and don't miss a visit to Grossmunster.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munich.

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Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus
Kunsthaus

3
days
Munich, Germany

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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, nature, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Neue Pinakothek, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Munich when traveling from Zurich in July, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

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Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz
English Garden

3
days
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 sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Berlin vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Berlin sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Zoo Berlin
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate

3
days
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for sightseeing, beaches, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and stroll through Pedra do Arpoador.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Berlin in July, Rio de Janeiro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Copacabana Beach
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Praia de Ipanema

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