19 days in Switzerland, Germany & London Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland, Germany & London Itinerary

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19 days in Switzerland, Germany & London Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh, United States
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Darmstadt, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Darmstadt, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
9
Darmstadt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
10
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh, United States


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4
nights
Darmstadt, Germany

Darmstadt ©
Suffering greatly during the destruction of the Second World War, Darmstadt has emerged in the last half-century as one of Germany’s leading centers for technology and innovation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kletterwald Darmstadt and Mittelrhein Klettersteig. Step out of the city life by going to Naturfreibad Grosser Woog and Tiergarten Worms. Change things up with these side-trips from Darmstadt: Wernerkapelle (in Bacharach) and Fraenkischer Rotwein Wanderweg (in Miltenberg). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Waldkunstpfad, stroll the grounds of Alter Friedhof, make a trip to Waldspirale, and walk around Park Rosenhoehe.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Darmstadt vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Pittsburgh, USA to Darmstadt is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in September: highs in Darmstadt hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Darmstadt

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Wernerkapelle, Tiergarten Worms, Fraenkischer Rotwein Wanderweg, Mittelrhein Klettersteig
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Kletterwald Darmstadt ©
Kletterwald Darmstadt
Tiergarten Worms ©
Tiergarten Worms
Naturfreibad Grosser Woog ©
Naturfreibad Grosser Woog

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, stroll around Neckar Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, and finally trek along Wasserfallsteig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Reutlingen Achalm, appreciate the history behind Inspiration 911 - Porsche-Skulptur, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and finally walk around Hohenpark Killesberg.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Darmstadt to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Reutlingen Achalm, Wasserfallsteig
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Wasserfallsteig ©
Wasserfallsteig
Reutlingen Achalm ©
Reutlingen Achalm
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum

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hours
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online vacation builder .

Getting from Stuttgart to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will leave for Interlaken on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums

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nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Harderkulm and Glacier 3000. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Staubbach Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Via Ferrata (in Murren), Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Aare Gorge, Glacier 3000, Gemmi Pass, Schynige Platte
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Monch, then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn, stop by Vogts Corner, then stroll through Maennlichen Romantic Trail, then hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip planning tool .

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail

few
hours
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lucerne are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Darmstadt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
Darmstadt, Germany

Darmstadt
For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Darmstadt trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Lucerne to Darmstadt with the Route module. You will leave for Munich on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Darmstadt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Skydiving and Audi Museum. Step out of the city life by going to English Garden and Wank Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Donaudurchbruch (in Kelheim), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Iron Bridge Partnachklamm & Alpspitz) and Lake Tegernsee (in Tegernsee). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the natural beauty at Hofgarten, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Munchen.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Darmstadt to Munich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Darmstadt in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Munich, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Darmstadt.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Donaudurchbruch, Lake Tegernsee, Audi Museum, Skydiving
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Wank Mountain ©
Wank Mountain
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Skydiving

1
night
Darmstadt, Germany

Darmstadt ©
On the 30th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Felsenmeer and then get outside with Vortex Garten Mathildenhohe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Darmstadt tour builder .

Drive from Munich to Darmstadt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Munich in September since evenings lows in Darmstadt dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Darmstadt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Felsenmeer
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Vortex Garten Mathildenhohe ©
Vortex Garten Mathildenhohe
Felsenmeer ©
Felsenmeer

1
night
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Big Ben, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Darmstadt to London with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Tours Museums
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Beer Tastings & Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Big Ben ©
Big Ben