15 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Polokwane, South Africa
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Polokwane, South Africa

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Limmatquai are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online road trip planner.

Polokwane, South Africa to Zurich is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Polokwane in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grindelwald-First and Jungfraujoch. Step out of the city life by going to Aletsch Glacier and The Eiger. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Molitor, fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, admire the verdant scenery at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald visit planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Molitor
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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nights
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
On the 3rd (Sun), hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, thenstroll through Skigebiet Metsch, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Burgkirche Raron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bergbahnen Lenk and then visit Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lenk im Simmental tour planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. January in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Raron
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Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG ©
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Mitte. Explore hidden gems such as THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin and Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Lubben to see Gurkenradweg Spreewald about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, view the masterpieces at Gallery Heike Arndt DK, buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, and shop like a local with Klassenfeind Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Berlin with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Gurkenradweg Spreewald
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
German Museum of Technology ©
German Museum of Technology
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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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 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Schack-Galerie, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich vacation planner.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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