10 days in Italy, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

10 days in Italy, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

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Verona, Italy
— 1 day
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Malcesine, Italy
— 2 nights
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Molveno, Italy
— 1 night
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Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany
— 1 night
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Verona, Italy

— 1 day

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then make a trip to Piazza Bra, then contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Verona itinerary planner.

Rome to Verona is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Verona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Malcesine.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites

Malcesine, Italy

— 2 nights
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mountbaldo and then explore the activities along Lago di Garda. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, and then take in the pleasant sights at Old Ponale Road Path.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Malcesine planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Malcesine in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Malcesine, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Molveno.

Things to do in Malcesine

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Molveno, Italy

— 1 night
Molveno is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 40km northwest of Trento.GeographyMolveno is located at the northern end of a 4km long lake, at the foot of the Brenta Group and the Paganella mountain.The Lake of Molveno, formed by a landslide about 4000 years ago, is the second largest in Trentino-Alto Adige, 3.3km2. On the 4th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Paganella and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Molveno vacation planner.

Drive from Malcesine to Molveno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Schoenau am Koenigssee.

Things to do in Molveno

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, then don't miss a visit to Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, and then explore the activities along Konigssee.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Schoenau am Koenigssee online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Molveno to Schoenau am Koenigssee takes 5 hours. In August, Schoenau am Koenigssee is slightly colder than Molveno - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Schoenau am Koenigssee

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 1 night
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Eibsee and then stroll through Zugspitze.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip builder site.

You can drive from Schoenau am Koenigssee to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Lucerne and Parasailing & Paragliding. Escape the urban bustle at Rhine Falls and Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke) & Chapel Bridge), Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and walk around Lindenhofplatz.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Province of Trento travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Castles
Trento is a city on the Adige River in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol in Italy. It is the capital of Trentino. In the 16th century, the city was the location of the Council of Trent. Formerly part of Austria and Austria-Hungary, it was annexed by Italy in 1919.Trento is an educational, scientific, financial and political centre in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, in Tyrol and Northern Italy in general. The University of Trento ranks highly out of Italy's top 30 colleges, coming 1st in the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research ranking, 1st according to Census ranking and 5th in the Il Sole 24 Ore ranking of Italian universities. The city contains a picturesque Medieval and Renaissance historic centre, with ancient buildings such as Trento Cathedral and the Castello del Buonconsiglio.Together with other Alpine towns Trento engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.

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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.