14 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Hannover, Germany
Train:  1 h 30 min
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Magdeburg, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
10
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
11
Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
12
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: Hannover, Germany

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Magdeburg, Germany

Magdeburg ©
Long known as one of the most important urban centers of medieval Germany, Magdeburg today boasts both an impressive historical core and a booming tech industry.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Boerde Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Magdeburg online visit planner.

Hannover to Magdeburg is an approximately 1.5- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Magdeburg

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Boerde Park ©
Boerde Park

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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 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace and then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip site.

You can drive from Magdeburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, wander the streets of Altstadt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally contemplate the long history of Rodertor. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt and then learn the secrets of production at Confiserie Lauenstein.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg route builder site.

Fly from Berlin to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Confiserie Lauenstein
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) ©

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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 (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein and then stop by Kare Kraftwerk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munich road trip site.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Kare Kraftwerk ©
Kare Kraftwerk

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral and then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna journey planner.

You can drive from Munich to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and then shop like a local with Getreidegasse.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salzburg travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Getreidegasse ©
Getreidegasse

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then visit Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Limmat.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planning tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Zurich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

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

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bern online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Bern sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors Parks Museums

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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 25th (Fri): look for gifts at Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir, look for gifts at Mad Cow, stop by Swiss Made Shop Wengen, then look for gifts at Alpia Sport + Mode, then look for gifts at Central Sport, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirs, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Interlaken road trip planning app.

You can drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Interlaken are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Interlaken

Shopping Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wengen, Aare Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Mad Cow ©
Mad Cow
Central Sport ©
Central Sport
Swiss Made Shop Wengen ©
Swiss Made Shop Wengen

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Schwabentor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, then explore the historical opulence of Ruine Hochburg, and finally stroll around Seepark.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau online road trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Interlaken in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Freiburg im Breisgau: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ruine Hochburg
Highlights from your plan
Ruine Hochburg ©
Ruine Hochburg
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Seepark ©
Seepark

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You will leave for Frankfurt on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), buy something for everyone on your list at Main-Taunus Zentrum, and then ponder the design of Fountain of Justice.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Main-Taunus Zentrum
Highlights from your plan
Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum
Fountain of Justice ©
Fountain of Justice

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