24 days in Australia, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

24 days in Australia, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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24 days in Australia, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

Washington DC, United States
Fly:  28​h
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  19​h 45​min
Washington DC, United States

4
days
Sydney, Australia

Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
Sydney is known for sightseeing, nightlife, nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the thrill of live dance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Washington DC to Sydney. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Sydney to be much colder, temps between 64°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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Sydney Opera House
The Rocks

2
days
Melbourne, Australia

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 56°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

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Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo

4
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: make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the activities along English Garden, explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munich vacation trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Munich. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Munich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Munich to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

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Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz
English Garden

4
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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip generator.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

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Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamonmuseum

3
days
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Berlin to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Sightseeing Museums

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Lucerne
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Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus
Kunsthaus

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, then look for gifts at Mad Cow, and finally savor the flavors at Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Bumblebee-Hanggliding, then get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh, and then trek along The Eiger Trail.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grindelwald
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Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Eiger Trail

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