17 days in Switzerland, Konstanz & Muenster Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Konstanz & Muenster Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Konstanz, Germany
— 5 nights
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Muenster, Germany
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 7th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Limmatquai, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich road trip tool.

Mexico City, Mexico to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at The Eiger and Giessbachfälle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kleine Scheidegg and Via Ferrata. Venture out of the city with trips to Allmendhubel (in Murren) and Axalp (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, tour the pleasant surroundings at North face Trail, and stop by Alpiglen.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Konstanz.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Konstanz, Germany

— 5 nights

City by the Lake

Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town (Niederburg) and Basilica of St. Peter and Paul are in your itinerary. Visiting Mainau and Monastic Island of Reichenau will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Konstanz: Neues Schloss (in Meersburg (Bodensee)), Munster St. Nikolaus (in Uberlingen) and Auto & Traktor Museum (in Uhldingen Muhlhofen). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Konstanz Munster, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Mainau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Stephan Kirche, and get outside with Erlebniswald Mainau.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Konstanz road trip planning app.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Konstanz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Muenster.

Things to do in Konstanz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Muenster, Germany

— 4 nights

Bicycle Capital of Germany

Though relatively small and often overlooked by tourists, Muenster offers an interesting combination of a hip social scene and visible medieval history.
Escape the urban bustle at Aasee and Promenade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom) and LWL-Museum fur Kunst und Kultur. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Rheda (in Rheda-Wiedenbruck), Schloss Nordkirchen (in Nordkirchen) and Burg Vischering (in Ludinghausen). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Lambert's Church, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Muenster, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom Sankt Petrus, and admire the striking features of Historisches Rathaus.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Muenster road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Konstanz to Muenster takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Muenster are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Muenster

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.