48 days in Germany & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

48 days in Germany & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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48 days in Germany & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Seoul, South Korea
Fly + train:  23​h
1
Wurzburg, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Dresden, Germany
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
5
Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
6
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
7
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Trier, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
9
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Seoul, South Korea

4
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wurzburg: Rothenburg (Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, St. Georgs Brunnen, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Neubaukirche.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg online trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi, India to Wurzburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Wurzburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in September, expect Wurzburg to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Old Town ©
Old Town
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

5
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage) (in Bayreuth), Bamberg Altstadt (in Bamberg) and Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's & Old Stone Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle), contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice (Justizpalast), explore the galleries of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Lorenz Church.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Wurzburg to Nuremberg in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Regensburg, Playmobil -FunPark, Bamberg Altstadt, Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage)
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

7
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 museums, nature, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and explore the activities along English Garden.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

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

6
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bad Schandau (Elbe Sandstone Mountains & Basteigebiet). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Zwinger, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Martin Kirche, and stop by Tradition & Form.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dresden day trip planner .

Fly from Munich to Dresden in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Dresden, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Basteigebiet, Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Elbe Sandstone Mountains ©
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fat Tire Tours Berlin. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Berlin tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, admire the masterpieces at Hamburger Kunsthalle, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt.

Plan my day in Hamburg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Hamburg sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Park Planten un Blomen ©
Park Planten un Blomen
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Hamburg Zoo ©
Hamburg Zoo

4
nights
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town) & Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg)), Europa-Park (in Rust) and Schwarzwald Idylle (in Baiersbronn). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lichtentaler Allee, try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hamburg to Baden-Baden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Europa-Park, Schwarzwald Idylle
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Europa-Park
Europa-Park
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda

4
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, wineries, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), do a tasting at Weinstube Kesselstatt, contemplate the long history of Imperial Roman Baths, and hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

To find maps and tourist information, read Trier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Trier sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

4
nights
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Locarno: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Interlaken (Harderkulm, Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, & more) and Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls). It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at First and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Locarno trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trier to Locarno. Traveling from Trier in October, you will find days in Locarno are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, First, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Parasailing & Paragliding
First ©
First

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