12 days in Germany, Zurich & Luxembourg City Itinerary

12 days in Germany, Zurich & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Athens, Greece

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich planner.

Athens, Greece to Zurich is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Zurich. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in May; daily highs in Zurich reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 23rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Romer, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munich travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Frankfurt to Munich by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Barrio Grund, contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Place d'Armes, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Dicks and Lentz, and then contemplate the long history of Vianden Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Munich to Luxembourg City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vianden Castle
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Vianden Castle ©
Vianden Castle
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

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nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Nuremberg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Würzburg Residence
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

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