16 days in Germany, Czech Republic & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Czech Republic & Switzerland Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Topography of Terror capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin itinerary planning site.

Miami, USA to Berlin is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Berlin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), and finally learn about all things military at Museum of Military History.

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You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hradcany and St Barbara's Church. When in Prague, make a side trip to see Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora, approximately Kutna Hora away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

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Getting from Dresden to Prague by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Prague sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 1 night
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, learn the secrets of beer at Wiseman Free Tour, then see the interesting displays at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 3rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich visit planner.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally visit Altstadt.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Montreux, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, and then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, then examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Montreux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 8th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

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.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.