31 days in Bavaria & Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Bavaria & Switzerland Itinerary

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31 days in Bavaria & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly + train:  14​h
1
Wurzburg, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Tampa, United States


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4
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Get out of town with these interesting Wurzburg side-trips: Rothenburg (Das Plonlein, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), & more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, make a trip to Hofkirche, browse the exhibits of Marienburg Fortress, and contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wurzburg itinerary builder .

Tampa, USA to Wurzburg is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Wurzburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in June, expect nights in Wurzburg to be colder, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

4
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiergarten Nurnberg, stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, and examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Wurzburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
When in Geneva, make a side trip to see Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geneva visit planner.

Getting from Munich to Geneva by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt holiday planning tool .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First & The Eiger Trail) and Aare River (in Bern). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, admire the natural beauty at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken travel route builder tool .

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-First, Aare River, Trümmelbachfälle, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lucerne Station, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), stop by Confiserie Sprungli, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online travel planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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