11 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
+3
train + Fly + bus + subway:  19​h 45​min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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, explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Munich is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Munich. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Munich at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, take an in-depth tour of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and deepen your understanding at Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Berlin, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Tue), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, and then head outdoors with Bumblebee-Hanggliding. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Mad Cow, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schynige Platte, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Schynige Platte, The Eiger Trail
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

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