15 days in Southern Italy, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catacombe di San Gennaro and Lungomare Caracciolo. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and contemplate the long history of Napoli Sotterranea.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Naples online trip maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Naples is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Naples. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Naples to be much colder, temps between 74°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Zermatt.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Naples to Zermatt in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Nature · Parks · Museums

Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Lake Zurich & Old Town). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne online route planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.
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Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), wander the streets of Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rothenburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Rothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Altstadt, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg road trip website.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dresden.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and then make a trip to Procession of Princes. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and then make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden road trip planning website.

Getting from Nuremberg to Dresden by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, and then get engrossed in the history at Deutsches Historisches Museum. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, then appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Berlin Central Station.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin journey maker site.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.
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Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then don't miss a visit to Townhall, and finally don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamburg tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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