10 days in Zurich & Stuttgart Itinerary

10 days in Zurich & Stuttgart Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 4 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Washington DC

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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll get in some beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Uetliberg Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Sherlock Holmes Museum (in Meiringen). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and learn more about the world around you at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip site.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Zurich reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 4 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Mercedes-Benz Museum and Town Walls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Heidelberg and St. Jakobskirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence, Fortress Marienberg, &more), Rothenburg (Reichsstadtmuseum, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more) and Heidelberg (Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Altstadt (Old Town), &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum and take a stroll through Altstadt.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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