15 days in Switzerland, Vaduz & Germany Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Vaduz & Germany Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— Few hours
Drive
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Karlsruhe, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mannheim, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mainz, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bonn, Germany
— Few hours
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krefeld, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aachen, Germany
— 1 night

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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've added Rose Garden (Rosengarten), Prison Tower (Kafigturm), Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Prison Tower (Kafigturm), browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), make a trip to Bundesplatz, then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bern holiday planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. June in Bern sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Highlights from your trip
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
World heritage site
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
4.7
Bundesplatz ©
Landmark
Bundesplatz
4.3

few
hours
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You've now added Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument and then take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne route maker site.

You can take a train from Bern to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.
Highlights from your trip
Lion Monument ©
Monument
Lion Monument
4.3

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Town Hall (Rathaus). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Rathaus), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and finally make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Fraumünster Church ©
Religious Site
Fraumünster Church
4.2
Grossmunster ©
Church
Grossmunster
4.3
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Neighborhood
Bahnhofstrasse
3.9

few
hours
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, then appreciate the history behind Reclining Woman, and then examine the collection at Postal Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vaduz trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Vaduz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Vaduz Castle ©
Castle
Vaduz Castle
3.6
Postal Museum
Specialty Museum
Postal Museum
3.8

2
nights
Karlsruhe, Germany

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Karlsruhe Palace as well as Melanchthonhaus Bretten. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the striking features of Melanchthonhaus Bretten, then ponder the design of Indianerbrunnen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Evangelische Stadtkirche, and finally make a trip to Turmberg.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Karlsruhe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Karlsruhe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mannheim.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Melanchthonhaus Bretten ©
Architectural Building
Melanchthonhaus Bretten
4.8
Karlsruhe Palace ©
Landmark
Karlsruhe Palace
4.5
Turmberg ©
Landmark
Turmberg
4.5

2
nights
Mannheim, Germany

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walking Worms, Rosengarten Mannheim and Mannheim Palace Church. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): walk around Luisenpark, catch a live performance at Rosengarten Mannheim, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Mannheim, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mannheim Palace Church. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Walking Worms.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mannheim tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Karlsruhe to Mannheim in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Mainz.

Things to do in Mannheim

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Kunsthalle Mannheim ©
Art Museum
Kunsthalle Mannheim
4.4
Luisenpark ©
Park
Luisenpark
4.7

2
nights
Mainz, Germany

Great Wine Capital

Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
You've now added Basilica of St. Castor to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at Gutenberg Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine's Church, contemplate the long history of Die Mainzer Zitadelle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Isis & Mater Magna. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Castor.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mainz trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mannheim to Mainz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bonn.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

few
hours
Bonn, Germany

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cherry Blossom as well as Beethoven-Haus Bonn. On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Beethoven-Haus Bonn, pause for some serene contemplation at Namen-Jesu-Kirche, and then take in the pleasant sights at Cherry Blossom.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonn trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mainz to Bonn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Bonn

Highlights from your trip
Beethoven-Haus Bonn ©
Historic Site
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
3.7

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 4711 Eau de Cologne / Kolnisch Wasser/ 4711-Traditionshaus as well as Chocolate Museum. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at 4711 Eau de Cologne / Kolnisch Wasser/ 4711-Traditionshaus, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Saint Gereon's Basilica.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bonn to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Krefeld.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip
Cologne Cathedral ©
Must see
Cologne Cathedral
4.8
Saint Gereon's Basilica ©
Religious Site
Saint Gereon's Basilica
4.7
Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen ©
Historic Site
Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen
4.3

3
nights
Krefeld, Germany

Krefeld, also known as Crefeld until 1929, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Kunstmuseum Mulheim an der Ruhr has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Mulheim an der Ruhr and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Broich.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Krefeld vacation site.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Krefeld takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Krefeld are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Aachen.

Things to do in Krefeld

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Museum Burg Linn ©
Specialty Museum
Museum Burg Linn
4.5
Schloss Broich ©
Castle
Schloss Broich
4.3

1
night
Aachen, Germany

City of Water

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Markt, Printenbackerei Klein & Printen Museum and Elisenbrunnen. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, make a trip to Elisenbrunnen, then stop by Printenbackerei Klein & Printen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Ponttor, and finally revel in the low prices at Werksverkauf Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aachen trip planner.

You can drive from Krefeld to Aachen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aachen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Centre Charlemagne ©
History Museum
Centre Charlemagne
4.1
Aachen Cathedral ©
World heritage site
Aachen Cathedral
4.7

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