19 days in Switzerland, Austria & Germany Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland, Austria & Germany Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 3 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Victoria Hall has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Bains des Paquis and Swiss Riviera Wine Tours. Get outdoors at Grottes de Vallorbe and Dent de Vaulion. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Place de la Palud (in Lausanne), Maison d'Ailleurs (in Yverdon-les-Bains) and Outlet Aubonne (in Aubonne). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, stop by La Chocolaterie de Geneve, and kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Geneva online sightseeing planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Geneva is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Geneva at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Schynige Platte. Visiting Aare Gorge and St. Beatus Hoehlen will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Reichenbach Waterfall (in Meiringen), Murren (Via Ferrata & Allmendhubel) and Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen (in Wengen). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, take a memorable drive along BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

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

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in Interlaken hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station. Escape the urban bustle at Mayrhofen and Schlegeis Alpenstrasse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Zillertaler Hohenstrasse (in Hippach), Mosern (Friedensglocke & Moserer See) and Seefeld in Tirol (Kaltwassersee & Wildsee). There's lots more to do: stop by Speckeria, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alpes, hit the slopes at Serlesbahnen, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Innsbruck by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zell am See.
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Zell am See, Austria — 3 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, head outdoors with Klammsee, explore the striking landscape at Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, then trek along New Schmittenhohe Mountain Paths, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Strandbad Zeller See. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Zell, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ritzensee, then hit the slopes at Skigebiet Maria Alm - Hochkoenig, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zell am See trip tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zell am See takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Zell am See, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 3 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Tegelberg and Wank Mountain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hollentalklamm and Alpine Coaster Oberammergau. Venture out of the city with trips to Sennerei Lehern (in Hopferau), Hopfensee (in Fussen) and Alpseebad (in Hohenschwangau). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Laber, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, hit the slopes at Kolbensattel, and explore the stunning scenery at Leutaschklamm / Geisterklamm.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Zell am See to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, explore the activities along Starnberger See, stroll around Westpark, Japanischer Garten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Hofgarten, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then don't miss a visit to Eisbach Wave, then kick back and relax at Roberto Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip builder.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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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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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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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.
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