13 days in Germany, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Germany, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel route builder tool.

London, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Berlin is 1 hour. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. August in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Heidelberg
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Zoo Frankfurt ©
Zoo Frankfurt
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

1
day
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
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 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, and then get curious at Deutsches Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at BMW Welt, explore the activities along English Garden, then make a trip to Marienplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munich travel route planning site.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)
English Garden ©
English Garden

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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