8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

8 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Erfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 23rd (Wed), visit Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Z├╝rich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 24th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then browse the exhibits of Staatsgalerie, and finally see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Stuttgart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 25th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally walk around Hafenpark.

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Getting from Stuttgart to Frankfurt by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and finally admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne road trip site.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Cologne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Erfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Erfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Rome of Thuringia

Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Haus zum Roten Ochsen and then make a trip to Kramerbruecke.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Erfurt route planner.

Fly from Cologne to Erfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Erfurt are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, and then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, then contemplate the long history of Asamkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip tool.

You can fly from Erfurt to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

On the 30th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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