23 days in Germany, Zurich & Lucerne Itinerary

23 days in Germany, Zurich & Lucerne Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
— 1 night
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Triberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Baiersbronn, Germany
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
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Bad Wildbad, Germany
— 1 night
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Calw, Germany
— 1 night
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 1 night
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Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
— 2 nights
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Augsburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
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Oberammergau, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
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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 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and then admire the striking features of Romer.

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Los Angeles, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Frankfurt. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip app.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Bern (Barenpark, Aare River, &more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Titisee-Neustadt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Titisee-Neustadt, Germany

— 1 night
Titisee-Neustadt is a municipality in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V., pause for some serene contemplation at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titisee.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Titisee-Neustadt online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Titisee-Neustadt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Titisee-Neustadt are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Triberg.

Things to do in Titisee-Neustadt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Triberg, Germany

— 1 night
Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. On the 10th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Rodelbahn Gutach, admire the sheer force of Triberger Waterfall, and then stop by Moden Stadl.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Triberg road trip planning tool.

Drive from Titisee-Neustadt to Triberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Baiersbronn.

Things to do in Triberg

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Baiersbronn, Germany

— 1 night
Baiersbronn is a municipality in the district of Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Geniesserpfad - Peterstaler Schwarzwaldsteig, take in the dramatic scenery at Allerheiligen Wasserfalle, and then admire all the interesting features of Schwarzwald Hochstrasse.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Baiersbronn online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Triberg to Baiersbronn takes 1.5 hours. July in Baiersbronn sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Baiersbronn

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 1 night

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panoramaweg, get outside with Goenneranlage, then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, then explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden online road trip planner.

You can drive from Baiersbronn to Baden-Baden in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bad Wildbad.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Bad Wildbad, Germany

— 1 night
Bad Wildbad is a town in Germany, in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, then explore the activities along Grosser Hohlohsee, and then don't miss a visit to Hohlohturm.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bad Wildbad itinerary tool.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Bad Wildbad by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bad Wildbad are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Calw.

Things to do in Bad Wildbad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Calw, Germany

— 1 night
Calw is a town in the middle of Baden-Württemberg in the south of Germany, capital and largest town of the district Calw. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Castle Waldeck, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aureliuskirche, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Calw day trip planning site.

Calw is very close to Bad Wildbad. In July in Calw, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Calw

Historic Sites
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Wurzburg, Germany

— 1 night

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): do a tasting at Weingut Brennfleck, then awaken your taste buds at Gastefuhrer Werner Muendlein, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Wurzburg tour planner.

Traveling by car from Calw to Wurzburg takes 2 hours. In July in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

— 1 night
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. On the 16th (Sat), ponder the design of St. Georgs Brunnen and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Herrgottskirche.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg ob der Tauber trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Wurzburg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dinkelsbuhl.

Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

— 2 nights
Dinkelsbühl is a historic town in Central Franconia, a region of Germany that is now part of the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dinkelsbuhl trip planning app.

You can drive from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Dinkelsbuhl in an hour. In July in Dinkelsbuhl, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. You'll set off for Augsburg on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Dinkelsbuhl

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Augsburg, Germany

— 1 night

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), ponder the world of politics at Augsburg Town Hall, then stop by Fuggerei, then gain insight with Tavern Tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church, Augsburg.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Augsburg day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dinkelsbuhl to Augsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Augsburg

Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Fussen, Germany

— 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Alatsee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fussen journey planner.

Traveling by car from Augsburg to Fussen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Oberammergau, Germany

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
On the 21st (Thu), learn the secrets of beer at All Things Garmisch - Day Tours, then head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oberammergau online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fussen to Oberammergau in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Oberammergau can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Oberammergau to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.