17 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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New Delhi, India
Fly:
12​h
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:
2​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:
4​h 15​min
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:
4​h
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:
12​h
New Delhi, India

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 landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munich vacation builder.

New Delhi, India to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Munich due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Munich, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

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Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz
English Garden

3
days
Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for sightseeing, museums, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Augustiner Braustubl, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg travel planner.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace

3
days
Vienna, Austria

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.
Vienna is known for museums, sightseeing, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schönbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Sisi Museum, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and don't miss a visit to Museum Judenplatz.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna holiday planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schönbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then take an in-depth tour of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, and then examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Berlin can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

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Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate

2
days
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), and then don't miss a visit to Grossmunster.

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You can fly from Berlin to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Sightseeing

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus
Old Town (Altstadt)

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