15 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen
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Metzingen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Konstanz, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Thun, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Jeddah

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Metzingen, Germany

— 1 night
Metzingen is a Swabian city with about 22,000 inhabitants, in the state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany, 30km south of Stuttgart.HistoryThe city is mentioned for the first time in documents from 1075. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Outletcity Metzingen and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eninger Weide.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Metzingen tour planning site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Metzingen is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Metzingen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect Metzingen to be much colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Konstanz.

Things to do in Metzingen

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Konstanz, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Konstanz is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Mainau, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Niederburg), pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche St. Marien, and make a trip to Konstanz Munster.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Konstanz itinerary planner.

You can drive from Metzingen to Konstanz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Konstanz

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Engelberg (Titlis Cliff Walk & Titlis) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Faulhorn, and trek along The Eiger.

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Traveling by car from Konstanz to Grindelwald takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thun.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Thun, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Get out of town with these interesting Thun side-trips: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) & Barenpark) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Thunersee, make a trip to Vieille Ville de Thoune, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thun online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Thun in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Thun are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thun

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.