51 days in Germany, Zurich & Salzburg Itinerary

51 days in Germany, Zurich & Salzburg Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 9 nights
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 34 nights

9
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kathedrale St.Gallen and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Visiting Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich will get you outdoors. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil), Interlaken (Heidi's Photo Chalet & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Einsiedeln, take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and examine the collection at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, St. Gallen, Basel, Engelberg
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Kloster Einsiedeln ©
Kloster Einsiedeln
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, get curious at Deutsches Museum, thenexplore the activities along English Garden, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, thensee the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and then examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich visit planner.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Karkogel, take in breathtaking views at Liechtensteinklamm, and then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip maker website.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Liechtensteinklamm, Karkogel
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oberammergau Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Garmisch-Classic, thenfly down the slopes at Alpspitz, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

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You can drive from Salzburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Hornbahn Bad Hindelang, Oberammergau Church, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Garmisch-Classic ©
Garmisch-Classic
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

34
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Limmatquai and Altstadt Schaffhausen. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg (in Wasserwendi), Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First, The Wetterhorn, &more) and Engelberg (Titlis Cliff Walk & Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Enjoy Zurich some more: see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip tool.

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Grindelwald, Rapperswil, Basel, Flims
Highlights from your plan
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis

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