17 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

New Delhi, India
Fly:  12​h
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
New Delhi, India

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

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New Delhi, India to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Munich, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Munich, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
days
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then admire the landmark architecture of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), then make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate the long history of Mozart-Wohnhaus.

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You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
days
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 15th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Schönbrunn Palace and then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg). On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Heldenplatz, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

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Schönbrunn Palace ©
Schönbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

3
days
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: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Getting from Vienna to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Berlin are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
days
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
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 (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt), explore the world behind art at Kunsthaus, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

1
day
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 24th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then get outside with Bumblebee-Hanggliding, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

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Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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