13 days in Germany, Zurich & Interlaken Itinerary

13 days in Germany, Zurich & Interlaken Itinerary

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13 days in Germany, Zurich & Interlaken Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Rust, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
End: Munich, Germany

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sollereck as well as Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, fly down the slopes at Alpspitz, go for a walk through Ludwigstrasse, and get great views at Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary planner .

Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Rust.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sollereck
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX ©
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX

2
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Rust, Germany

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Schwabentor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, and then get in on the family fun at Europa-Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda and then walk around Lichtentaler Allee.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rust trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rust in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Rust are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Freiburg im Breisgau
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Toptrek Touren as well as Confiserie Teuscher. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Toptrek Touren, look for gifts at Confiserie Teuscher, and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich online trip maker .

You can drive from Rust to Zurich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hightide Kayak School. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, and look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online vacation planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You'll set off for Rust on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Oberpollinger, Lodenfrey Muenchen am Dom, Kaufingertor Passage, and other attractions. On the 4th (Fri), stop by Oberpollinger, explore the activities along English Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally browse the different shops at Olympia Einkaufszentrum. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Kaufingertor Passage and then browse the different shops at Lodenfrey Muenchen am Dom.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip tool .

If you are flying in from Oman, the closest major airports are Flughafen München-Riem, Memmingen Allgau Airport and Nuremberg Airport. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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