10 days in Zurich & Stuttgart Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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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.
Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Bahnhofstrassefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Landesmuseum. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Biosphaere Entlebuch, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Bern (Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, Barenpark, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hare Krishna Temple, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Zurich. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Schloss Heidelberg. Museum-lovers will get to explore Porsche Museum and Reichsstadtmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf & Altstadt), Heidelberg (Tinnunculus & Altstadt (Old Town)) and Rothenburg (Town Walls & Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)). It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Inspiration 911 - Porsche-Skulptur.

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Drive from Zurich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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