12 days in Germany, Prague & Zurich Itinerary

12 days in Germany, Prague & Zurich Itinerary

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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Dusseldorf, Germany

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Explore hidden gems such as Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and Classic Remise Dusseldorf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dusseldorf: Cologne (NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, look for gifts at Altstadt, and admire the striking features of MedienHafen.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Weeze Airport and Dortmund Airport. In December, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 4th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, get engrossed in the history at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Tower. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum Embankment, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip maker app.

You can take a train from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lesser Town. The adventure continues: have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, walk around Vyšehradské sady, see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, and take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Prague trip planning tool.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Harderkulm and Basel's Old Town. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Uetliberg Mountain. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Alpenwildpark (in Interlaken) and Basel (Basel Minster & Rathaus). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and don't miss a visit to Niederdorf.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

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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.