49 days in Zurich & Karlsruhe Itinerary

49 days in Zurich & Karlsruhe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 26 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Karlsruhe, Germany
— 22 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

26
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Town Hall, Chapel Bridge, &more), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Muri Abbey (in Muri). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Zurich is an approximately 5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Brienz
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

22
nights
Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe ©
One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Explore Karlsruhe's surroundings by going to Europa-Park (in Rust), Stuttgart (Neckar Park, Mercedes-Benz Museum, &more) and Rothenburg (Fleisch- und Tanzhaus, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Karlsruhe online tour planner.

Getting from Zurich to Karlsruhe by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Baden-Baden, Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Freiburg im Breisgau
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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