14 days in Germany, Strasbourg & Zurich Itinerary

14 days in Germany, Strasbourg & Zurich Itinerary

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Mainz, Germany
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Konstanz, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Mainz, Germany
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Mainz, Germany

Mainz ©

Great Wine Capital

Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christoph-Kirche, admire the landmark architecture of Kirschgarten, make a trip to Nagelsaule, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christuskirche, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Peter. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Saint Elizabeth's Church, then contemplate the long history of Mainzer Unterwelten, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), and finally admire the local landmark of Fastnachtsbrunnen.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mainz vacation website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mainz is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Mainz

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Mainz Cathedral ©
Mainz Cathedral
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)
Saint Elizabeth's Church ©
Saint Elizabeth's Church

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim, then get a dose of the wild on VinoVarlot, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg planning site.

Traveling by car from Mainz to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Konstanz.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

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VinoVarlot ©
VinoVarlot
Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim ©
Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim
Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune ©
Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune

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Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©

City by the Lake

Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Rosgarten Museum Konstanz, make a trip to Dreifaltigkeitskirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Stephan Kirche, then contemplate the long history of Schnetztor, and finally pause for some photo ops at Graf-Zeppelin-Denkmal. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Altstadt Engen, get outside with Aachquelle, and then head outdoors with Erlebniswald Mainau.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Konstanz tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Strasbourg to Konstanz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Konstanz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Basilica of St. Peter and Paul ©
Basilica of St. Peter and Paul
Muenster St. Maria und Markus ©
Muenster St. Maria und Markus
Schlosskirche St. Marien ©
Schlosskirche St. Marien

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Munot and Schloss Lenzburg will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Niederdorf and Zoological Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen (in Stein am Rhein) and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden (in Rapperswil). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Jakob, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and steep yourself in history at Lenin Apartment Zurich.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Konstanz to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Mainz.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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Schloss Lenzburg ©
Schloss Lenzburg
Munot ©
Munot
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden ©
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden

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Mainz, Germany

Mainz ©

Great Wine Capital

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mainz Cathedral and The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding. St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) and Saint Elizabeth's Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Mainz with an excursion to Neroberg in Wiesbaden--about 32 minutes away. See some other sides of Mainz: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church, make a trip to St. Christoph-Kirche, contemplate the long history of Die Mainzer Zitadelle, and ponder the design of Fastnachtsbrunnen.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mainz trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Mainz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Mainz Cathedral ©
Mainz Cathedral
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)
Neroberg ©
Neroberg

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