17 days in Switzerland, Germany & Vaduz Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Germany & Vaduz Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Schloss Hohenschwangau as well as Schloss Neuschwanstein. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich visit planning site.

Hong Kong, China to Munich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Munich is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, you will find days in Munich are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Switzerland

— 1 night
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the striking features of Stiftsbibliothek, admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurenzen, and finally make a trip to Roter Platz.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Gallen planning tool.

You can take a bus from Munich to St. Gallen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buchs St. Gallen.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Historic Sites

Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland

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You can drive from St. Gallen to Buchs St. Gallen in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Vaduz.

Things to do in Buchs St. Gallen

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Liechtenstein Center as well as Postal Museum. On the 12th (Tue), examine the collection at Postal Museum and then don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vaduz trip planner.

Vaduz is very close to Buchs St. Gallen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then take in the waterfront at Nationalquai, and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip site.

Take a train from Vaduz to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip builder site.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Grindelwald in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bern online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Bern sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife

Heidelberg, Germany

— 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Altstadt (Old Town) as well as Schloss Heidelberg. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz), wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), then take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally head outdoors with Philosopher’s Walk.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg trip app.

Traveling by train from Bern to Heidelberg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bern in June, plan for slightly colder days in Heidelberg, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cologne.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Heidelberg to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Cologne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Romer, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen travel guide

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Mountains · Waterfalls · Ski Areas
Jungfrau Region consists of two valleys north of the Jungfrau, a popular mountain-climbing destination standing 4,158 m (13,642 ft). Its extremely steep north face has historically rendered it inaccessible, but today, networks of cable cars and trains send tourists to its peaks, including the Jungfraubahn rail that leads to the highest train station in Europe at 3,454 m (11,332 ft). Its spectacular heights and over 90-percent coverage of rocks and ice has earned the region a spot on the World Heritage List. The natural beauty and magnificence of the Bernese Alps is balanced by a charming local culture complete with lace-making, traditional costume dances, flag waving, and folk music.