10 days in Zurich & Stuttgart Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Washington DC

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Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visiting Mt Pilatus and Biosphaere Entlebuch will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Altstadt Luzern. Venture out of the city with trips to Hofkirche (in Lucerne) and Bern (French Church, Galerie Rigassi by SOON, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), stop by Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich online vacation planner.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Let the collections at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Staatsgalerie capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Heidelberg and Altstadt. Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf (in Rothenburg ob der Tauber), Rothenburg (Reichsstadtmuseum, Town Walls, &more) and Altstadt (Old Town) (in Heidelberg). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Porsche Museum and take an in-depth tour of StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart journey planner.

Drive from Zurich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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