16 days in Germany & Zurich Itinerary

16 days in Germany & Zurich Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): browse the different shops at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, then take a stroll through Mitte, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): test your team's savvy at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, shop like a local with Klassenfeind Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin itinerary planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Quebec City to Berlin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Mitte ©
Mitte

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Alsterhaus Hamburg, then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and then see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg travel route planning site.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Hamburg sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

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Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

Village of a Million People

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 23rd (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery, and then explore the historical opulence of Dachau Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Hamburg to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamburg in October since evenings lows in Munich dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schloss Hohenschwangau and Schloss Linderhof. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Neuschwanstein and Hohes Schloss are in your itinerary. Take a break from Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a short trip to St. Koloman in Schwangau, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, fly down the slopes at Alpspitz, head outdoors with Eckbauerbahn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Oberammergau Church.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, step into the grandiose world of Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Herrgottskirche, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Rodertor, take an in-depth tour of Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus, steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, then see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg vacation website.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. While traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rothenburg, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): visit Old Town, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and finally see the interesting displays at FCZ Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich route planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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Old Town ©
Old Town
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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