13 days in Germany, Zurich & Interlaken Itinerary

13 days in Germany, Zurich & Interlaken Itinerary

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1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
2
Rust, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights

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. Go for a jaunt from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Seehausen am Staffelsee to see Staffelsee about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, take in the pleasant sights at Ludwigstrasse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain, and head outdoors with Partenkiirchner Bergbahen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip planning site.

Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for Rust on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Staffelsee, Sollereck
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX ©
Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX

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nights
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, admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda and then walk around Lichtentaler Allee.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rust travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rust takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rust are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Baden
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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 Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland. On your second day here, pedal to the sights with Toptrek Touren, look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich online trip planner.

You can drive from Rust to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough 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
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
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.
You've now added Hightide Kayak School to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, walk around Hohematte Park, have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, and identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken tour builder.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Interlaken are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Munich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Oberpollinger, Kaufingertor Passage and Olympia Einkaufszentrum. On the 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Oberpollinger, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, thencontemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, thendon't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally browse the different shops at Olympia Einkaufszentrum.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Munich online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Munich

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

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