12 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

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Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights

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Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund ©
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at German Football Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Zoom Erlebniswelt, then see the interesting displays at German Mining Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Zeiss Planetarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dortmund trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dortmund is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Dortmund

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bochum, Zoom Erlebniswelt
Highlights from your plan
German Mining Museum ©
German Mining Museum
Zeiss Planetarium ©
Zeiss Planetarium
German Football Museum ©
German Football Museum

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app.

Getting from Dortmund to Zurich by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche and then get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Lucerne sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Maennlichen
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally look for gifts at Central Sport. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then stroll through Blumental Panorama Trail, and finally make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Lauterbrunnen is very close to Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Murren, Central Sport, Aletsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Milan takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then visit Cannaregio, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the exciting artwork at ar33studio.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice route planner.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 19th (Thu), get curious at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at BMW Welt, then walk around English Garden, and finally view the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then get to know the fascinating history of Haidhausen, and finally tour or see a show at Cultural Center (Kulturzentrum Gasteig).

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munich day trip app.

You can fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 66°F and lows about 47°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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