15 days in Germany, Switzerland & Grilly Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Switzerland & Grilly Itinerary

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15 days in Germany, Switzerland & Grilly Itinerary

Start: Windhoek, Namibia
Fly:  14 h 30 min
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bacharach, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Grilly, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Rhazuns, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Windhoek, Namibia

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night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary maker site .

Windhoek, Namibia to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Frankfurt. Traveling from Windhoek in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Frankfurt, with lows around 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Bacharach.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

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night
Bacharach, Germany

Bacharach ©
Nestled in a gorge along the Rhine river, Bacharach offers cultural sightseeing, fine dining, and music events in one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns.
Burg Stahleck has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Burg Stahleck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Weingut Toni Jost, make a trip to Marktturm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wernerkapelle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Kirche.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bacharach route planning app .

You can drive from Frankfurt to Bacharach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. June in Bacharach sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Bacharach

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wernerkapelle ©
Wernerkapelle
St. Peter Kirche ©
St. Peter Kirche
Marktturm ©
Marktturm

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anna-Kirche and then contemplate the long history of Carl's Square (Karlsplatz).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Bacharach to Heidelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Anna-Kirche ©
St. Anna-Kirche
Bergfriedhof Heidelberg ©
Bergfriedhof Heidelberg

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night
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.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Johanneskirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Martin, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten der Universitat Freiburg.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Freiburg im Breisgau trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Heidelberg in June: highs in Freiburg im Breisgau hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grilly.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Herz-Jesu-Kirche ©
Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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nights
Grilly, France

Grilly ©
Grilly is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. Step out of the city life by going to Reculee et Cascade de La Frasnee and Cascade de Clairefontaine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Belvedere des Quatre Lacs and Cascade du Saut du Chien. Venture out of the city with trips to Site de Morette (in Thones), Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Lavours (in Ceyzerieu) and Cascade de Cerveyrieu (in Belmont-Luthezieu). There's still lots to do: hike along Randonnee des Quatre Lacs and admire the sheer force of Cascade de Pisse-Vache.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Grilly trip planner .

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Grilly in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grilly

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

La Chaux-du-Dombief, Site de Morette, Cascade de l'Englennaz, Cascade du Saut du Chien, Reculee et Cascade de La Frasnee
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere des Quatre Lacs ©
Belvedere des Quatre Lacs
Randonnee des Quatre Lacs ©
Randonnee des Quatre Lacs
Reculee et Cascade de La Frasnee ©
Reculee et Cascade de La Frasnee

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and then stop by Molitor.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen itinerary planner .

Getting from Grilly to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Molitor
Highlights from your plan
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen ©
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen
Trummelbach Gletscherwasserfalle ©
Trummelbach Gletscherwasserfalle
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a stroll through Schwanenplatz and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthauskirche.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne road trip app .

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rhazuns.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

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Rhazuns, Switzerland

Rhazuns
Rhäzüns is a municipality in the Imboden Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons.HistoryRhäzüns is first mentioned about 840 as Raezunne. On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of St. Paul Church.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rhazuns travel route tool .

Getting from Lucerne to Rhazuns by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fussen.

Things to do in Rhazuns

Historic Sites

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Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Krippkirche St. Nikolaus, then stroll the grounds of Alter Friedhof, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fussen day trip planning website .

Drive from Rhazuns to Fussen in 2.5 hours. June in Fussen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Benediktinerkloster St. Mang ©
Benediktinerkloster St. Mang
Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche ©
Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche
Krippkirche St. Nikolaus ©
Krippkirche St. Nikolaus

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. On the 24th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Teufelshausel and then contemplate the long history of Das Wildbad.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg ob der Tauber online road trip planner .

You can drive from Fussen to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burgbernheim
Highlights from your plan
Das Wildbad ©
Das Wildbad

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