26 days in Germany, Switzerland & Strasbourg Itinerary

26 days in Germany, Switzerland & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saarbrucken, Germany
— 2 nights
2
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
3
Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Konstanz, Germany
— 2 nights
6
St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Friedrichshafen, Germany
— 2 nights
8
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
9
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
10
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
11
Regensburg, Germany
— 2 nights
12
Bayreuth, Germany
— 3 nights

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nights
Saarbrucken, Germany

Saarbrucken ©
Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Saarschleife and then visit Saarbrucken Old Town.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saarbrucken trip planner.

Frankfurt to Saarbrucken is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: high temperatures in Saarbrucken hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Saarbrucken

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Saarschleife
Highlights from your plan
Saarbrucken Old Town ©
Saarbrucken Old Town
Saarschleife ©
Saarschleife

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at La montagne des singes, step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then take a stroll through La Petite France. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at La Volerie des Aigles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Saarbrucken to Strasbourg by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Saarbrucken, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Strasbourg, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kintzheim, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La Volerie des Aigles
La Volerie des Aigles

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Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Rathaus, then stop by Basel's Old Town, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel, don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Basel, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel travel route planning site.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Basel are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Jean Tinguely Museum ©
Jean Tinguely Museum
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 24th (Sat), take a stroll through Old Town, then take some stellar pictures from Rhine Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Sciffmandli. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning site.

You can drive from Basel to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Konstanz.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Neuhausen am Rheinfall
Highlights from your plan
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Konstanz, then don't miss a visit to Konstanz Munster, and then step off the mainland to explore Mainau. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Donauquelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Stephan Kirche, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Niederburg), then take in the waterfront at Constance Harbour, and finally appreciate the history behind Imperia.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Konstanz trip builder site.

You can drive from Zurich to Konstanz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Donauquelle
Highlights from your plan
Mainau ©
Mainau
Constance Harbour ©
Constance Harbour
Old Town (Niederburg) ©
Old Town (Niederburg)

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St. Gallen, Switzerland

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): head outdoors with Hoher Kasten, then head outdoors with Seealpsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, and finally see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Roter Platz, get into the urban bustle at Pfalzkeller, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kathedrale St.Gallen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Laurenzen, then get lost in a book at Stiftsbibliothek, and finally head outdoors with Drei Weieren.

Start your trip to St. Gallen by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Konstanz to St. Gallen in an hour. July in St. Gallen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Friedrichshafen.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Seealpsee, Hoher Kasten
Highlights from your plan
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Hoher Kasten ©
Hoher Kasten

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Friedrichshafen, Germany

Friedrichshafen ©
Reborn after World War II, the town of Friedrichshafen along the shores of Lake Constance feels deeply connected to its natural environment.
On the 30th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Freizeitpark Ravensburger Spieleland. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Zeppelin Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Constance (Bodensee), and then identify plant and animal life at Affenberg Salem.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Friedrichshafen trip itinerary website.

Drive from St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Friedrichshafen

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Affenberg Salem, Freizeitpark Ravensburger Spieleland, Lake Constance (Bodensee)
Highlights from your plan
Freizeitpark Ravensburger Spieleland ©
Freizeitpark Ravensburger Spieleland
Affenberg Salem ©
Affenberg Salem
Lake Constance (Bodensee) ©
Lake Constance (Bodensee)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich online holiday planner.

Getting from Friedrichshafen to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Soier See, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally head outdoors with Alpseebad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with Paraworth Tandem Paragliding, take in the views from Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), then explore the activities along Alpsee, and finally head outdoors with Poellat Gorge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hohenschwangau day trip planning app.

Getting from Munich to Hohenschwangau by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Hohenschwangau, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bavaria, Soier See
Highlights from your plan
Alpsee ©
Alpsee
Soier See ©
Soier See
Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, make a trip to Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nuremberg Palace of Justice, get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark, then examine the collection at Bernstein Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Regensburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Playmobil-FunPark
Highlights from your plan
Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark
Toy Museum ©
Toy Museum

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Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg ©
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
On the 7th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Walhalla, browse the exhibits of Brueckturm Museum, then take in the views from Old Stone Bridge, then stop by Old Town, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of St Peter's. On the next day, make a trip to Waldwipfelweg, head outdoors with Bogenberg, then identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet Holle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Regensburg sightseeing site.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Regensburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayreuth.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bogenberg, Naturschutzgebiet Holle, Walhalla, Waldwipfelweg
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Waldwipfelweg ©
Waldwipfelweg

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Bayreuth, Germany

Bayreuth ©
One of Germany’s most prolific centers for the arts, Bayreuth today offers a rich mixture of history, both physical and cultural.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayreuth: Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (in Staffelstein), Veste Coburg (in Coburg) and Bamberg (Klein Venedig, Altes Rathaus, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), walk around Eremitage, examine the collection at Franz Liszt Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bayreuth online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Regensburg to Bayreuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bayreuth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bamberg, Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Veste Coburg
Highlights from your plan
Richard Wagner Museum ©
Richard Wagner Museum
Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage) ©
New Castle ©
New Castle