19 days in Germany, Interlaken & Lucerne Itinerary

19 days in Germany, Interlaken & Lucerne Itinerary

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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, head outdoors with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, and admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online holiday maker.

New Delhi, India to Interlaken is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in Interlaken at 21°C and lows at 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 5 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
The Matterhorn has been added to your itinerary. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Landesmuseum, Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

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Take a train from Interlaken to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Lucerne to Berlin by train takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 17th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Phantasialand, then take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), and then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cologne online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Cologne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, take in the views from Iron Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally admire the striking features of Romer.

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You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 20th (Mon).

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.