16 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Windhoek, Namibia
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Frankfurt, Germany


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1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along River Main, then stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, and then walk around Lohrpark.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip builder website .

Windhoek, Namibia to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Frankfurt is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Windhoek in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Frankfurt, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Heidelberg.

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River Main ©
River Main
Hauptfriedhof ©
Hauptfriedhof
Lohrpark ©
Lohrpark

1
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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Dicker Turm (Schloss) and then admire the striking features of Elizabeth Gate.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Heidelberg online trip planner .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Frankfurt in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heidelberg: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

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Dicker Turm (Schloss) ©
Dicker Turm (Schloss)

1
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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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Haus der Graphischen Sammlung im Augustinermuseum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Heidelberg to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Heidelberg in June, you will find days in Freiburg im Breisgau are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

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Alter Friedhof ©
Alter Friedhof
Opfinger See ©
Opfinger See

5
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Grottes de Vallorbe. Step out of Geneva with an excursion to Vieille ville in Cossonay--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: get outside with Great St. Bernard Pass, don't miss a visit to Banc de la Treille, see the interesting displays at Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller), and look for gifts at La Chocolaterie de Geneve.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva online road trip planner .

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

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Vieille ville, Grottes de Vallorbe, Great St. Bernard Pass
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Great St. Bernard Pass ©
Great St. Bernard Pass

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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): head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, then admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Monch and then trek along North face Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

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Outdoors Parks Trails

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Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen ©
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen
Murrenbach Waterfalls ©
Murrenbach Waterfalls

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get advice or help at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, then snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from LA Collection'Air Art Park at Chateau Guetsch in Lucerne.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online travel route planner .

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bad Ragaz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums
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Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Spreuer Bridge ©
Spreuer Bridge
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Bad Ragaz ©
Bad Ragaz is a municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Sarganserland in the canton of St. On the 24th (Wed), stroll around Kurpark, then identify plant and animal life at Heidiland, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Leonhard Kapelle, and finally don't miss a visit to Bad RagARTz.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bad Ragaz online holiday builder .

You can drive from Lucerne to Bad Ragaz in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fussen.

Things to do in Bad Ragaz

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St. Leonhard Kapelle ©
St. Leonhard Kapelle
Bad RagARTz ©
Bad RagARTz

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum der Stadt Fussen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and finally ponder the design of Stadtbrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Alter Friedhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkloster St. Stephan, pause for some serene contemplation at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, then don't miss a visit to Theresienbruecke, then snap pictures at Maxsteg an der Fussener Klamm-Fall, and finally stop by Fussen Feuerhaus.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fussen online road trip planner .

You can drive from Bad Ragaz to Fussen in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

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Kalvarienberg ©
Kalvarienberg
Museum der Stadt Fussen ©
Museum der Stadt Fussen
Benediktinerkloster St. Mang ©
Benediktinerkloster St. Mang

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, then see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fleisch- und Tanzhaus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rothenburg trip builder site .

Drive from Fussen to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

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