36 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

36 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Triberg, Germany
— 4 nights
6
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
7
Cochem, Germany
— 2 nights
8
Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
9
Northeim, Germany
— 3 nights
10
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Le Verre a Monique has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Fri), stop by La Chocolaterie de Geneve and then join in the after-dark buzz at Le Verre a Monique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille ville, Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bains des Paquis.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Geneva is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Geneva is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Geneva. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grottes de Vallorbe, Vieille ville
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Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Vieille ville ©
Vieille ville
Le Verre a Monique ©
Le Verre a Monique

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, thenlearn something new at Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, and then tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Matte and then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Interlaken planning site.

Drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Matte
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Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen ©
Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen
Matte ©
Matte

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Nadelwehr, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and then examine the collection at Richard Wagner Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne online travel route planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Nadelwehr ©
Nadelwehr
Rigi ©
Rigi
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Zurich and Niederdorf.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. May in Zurich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Triberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

4
nights
Triberg, Germany

Triberg ©
Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Auto-und Uhrenwelt and Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum). Discover out-of-the-way places like Schwarzwaldbahn Erlebnispfad and Tractor Museum of Lake Bodensee. Get out of town with these interesting Triberg side-trips: Dom St. Blasien (in Sankt Blasien), Stadtkirche Sankt Marien (in Gengenbach) and Alpirsbacher Klosterbraeu (in Alpirsbach).

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Triberg journey maker site.

Getting from Zurich to Triberg by car takes about 2 hours. May in Triberg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Munich.

Things to do in Triberg

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dom St. Blasien, Auto-und Uhrenwelt, Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, Tractor Museum of Lake Bodensee, Alpirsbacher Klosterbraeu
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Auto-und Uhrenwelt ©
Auto-und Uhrenwelt
Schwarzwaldbahn Erlebnispfad ©
Schwarzwaldbahn Erlebnispfad
Tractor Museum of Lake Bodensee ©
Tractor Museum of Lake Bodensee

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golfclub Tutzing as well as Lennys Beer Bike. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Old Town Hall. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek and take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Munich road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Triberg to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cochem.

Things to do in Munich

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Golfclub Tutzing
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Cochem, Germany

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Pfarrkirche St. Remaclus and then explore the historical opulence of Reichsburg Cochem. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem, learn about winemaking at Winemaker J. Koll & Cie., thendon't miss a visit to Rathaus, and finally ponder the design of Martinsbrunnen.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cochem itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Cochem takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cochem

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem ©
Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem
Winemaker J. Koll & Cie. ©
Winemaker J. Koll & Cie.

4
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.
Speicherstadt and U-Bootmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alter Elbtunnel and Museum of Hamburg History. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Ohlsdorf Cemetery and see the interesting displays at Panoptikum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg road trip planning tool.

Drive from Cochem to Hamburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Hamburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Northeim.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe ©
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

3
nights
Northeim, Germany

Northeim ©
Northeim is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, seat of the district of Northeim, with, in 2011, a population of 29,000. Step off the beaten path and head to Hameln Old Town and Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Northeim trip builder tool.

Getting from Hamburg to Northeim by car takes about 3 hours. May in Northeim sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.

Things to do in Northeim

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hameln Old Town, Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum
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Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum ©
Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum
Hameln Old Town ©
Hameln Old Town

5
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.
You've added Fat Tire Tours Berlin, b flat Accoustic Music & Jazz Club, Berlin Craft Beer Experience, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Müritz Nationalpark and Nationalpark Unteres Odertal will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin route builder app.

You can drive from Northeim to Berlin in 3.5 hours. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Nightlife Nature

Side Trips

Golfclub Gross Kienitz, Müritz Nationalpark, Nationalpark Unteres Odertal
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Mitte ©
Mitte
Fat Tire Tours Berlin ©
Fat Tire Tours Berlin

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