15 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Stuttgart
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Fussen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lindau, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
Drive
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Maienfeld, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Orlando International Airport

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Stuttgart, Germany

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Bismarck Tower, see the interesting displays at Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier, wander the streets of Weissenhof Colony (Weissenhofsiedlung), then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Modemuseum im Schloss Ludwigsburg. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche Esslingen, then get a new perspective on nature at Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History, and finally see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik - Fruchtkasten am Schillerplatz.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Stuttgart is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in August: highs in Stuttgart hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Germany

— 1 night

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Festungskirche, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, then take an in-depth tour of Museum fur Franken, then steep yourself in history at Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stift Haug.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Wurzburg travel planner.

Drive from Stuttgart to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Rothenburg, Germany

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, make a trip to Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Rothenburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Fussen, Germany

— 2 nights

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Poellat Gorge, steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Georg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fussen trip app.

Drive from Rothenburg to Fussen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Fussen sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lindau.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindau, Germany

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the long history of Peterskirche, then don't miss a visit to Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stephanskirche.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lindau itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Fussen to Lindau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stein am Rhein.

Things to do in Lindau

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

— 1 night
Stein am Rhein is a historic town and a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. On the 12th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen.

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You can drive from Lindau to Stein am Rhein in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Stein am Rhein can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Stein am Rhein

Historic Sites · Museums
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 12th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and then take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, then admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zurich sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Stein am Rhein to Zurich in an hour. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then see the interesting displays at Richard Wagner Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, and finally examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Ghost, and finally take a stroll through Matte.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bern trip website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Bern sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maienfeld.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums
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Maienfeld, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Maienfeld is a municipality in the Landquart Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. On the 17th (Tue), stroll through Heididorf, then boost your wellbeing at Tamina Therme Bad Ragaz, then examine the collection at Museum POST AB!, and finally take in the views from Taminabruecke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castle Haldenstein, wander the streets of Old Town Chur, then look for all kinds of wild species at Heidiland, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tamina Gorge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Leonhard Kapelle.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maienfeld travel route site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Maienfeld. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maienfeld

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas

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.