15 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Grossmunster. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Zurich and Confiserie Sprungli. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai, examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich trip builder app.

Polokwane, South Africa to Zurich is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Polokwane to Zurich. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Polokwane in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

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

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grindelwald-First and Maennlichen Royal Walk. Step out of the city life by going to Jungfraujoch and The Eiger. When in Grindelwald, make a side trip to see Molitor in Wengen, approximately Wengen away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, appreciate the views at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and visit Alpiglen.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald holiday builder site.

Getting from Zurich to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Molitor
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
On the 3rd (Sun), hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, then stroll through Skigebiet Metsch, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Burgkirche Raron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bergbahnen Lenk and then visit Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lenk im Simmental tour planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. January in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Raron
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Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG ©
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mitte and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin. Explore hidden gems such as Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and German Museum of Technology. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Lubben to see Gurkenradweg Spreewald about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, view the masterpieces at Gallery Heike Arndt DK, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and shop like a local with Klassenfeind Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Berlin with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Gurkenradweg Spreewald
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Mitte ©
Mitte
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
German Museum of Technology ©
German Museum of Technology

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Schack-Galerie, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich vacation planner.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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