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

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

3
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.
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 striking features of Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, and browse the exhibits of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg).

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich online itinerary creator.

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 slightly colder days and colder nights in Munich, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Berlin.

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

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: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Berlin Wall Memorial.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin custom trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Berlin, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum

3
days
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
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, admire the landmark architecture of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salzburg vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Salzburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
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.
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, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary planner.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

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

2
days
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vienna to Zurich by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

#Parks, #Nature

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Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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