14 days in Switzerland, Germany & Austria Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, Germany & Austria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, visit Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich tour itinerary maker app.

Chicago, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Zurich is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in May, with highs in Zurich at 65°F and lows at 47°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Aare Gorge
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Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

4
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 Schloss Neuschwanstein, Deutsches Museum, Lenbachhaus, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Andechs Monastery (in Andechs) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Munich travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Andechs Monastery, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
You've added Belvedere Palace, Karlskirche, The Hofburg, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, and steep yourself in history at Maria Am Gestade.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vienna online holiday planner.

Getting from Munich to Vienna by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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