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
— 2 nights
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:
4​h
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:
4​h
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and Deutsches Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in June, with highs in Munich at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

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Alte Pinakothek
Munich Residenz

1
day
Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salzburg itinerary maker.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg
Altstadt von Salzburg

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Berlin travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Berlin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Berlin sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

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Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace

7
days
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kunsthaus and Fraumünster Church. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Swiss Museum of Transport, & more), Bumblebee-Hanggliding (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Seilpark Interlaken). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip builder.

You can fly from Berlin to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Sightseeing Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Bumblebee-Hanggliding, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Lake Zurich
Kunsthaus
Old Town (Altstadt)

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