10 days in Zurich & Stuttgart Itinerary

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

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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Maurice de Mauriac. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, take a stroll through Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.
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Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Stuttgart, Germany — 5 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 Fortress Marienberg. Porsche Museum and Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke & Würzburg Residence), Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town) & Schloss Heidelberg) and Rothenburg (Galgentor, Town Walls, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Altstadt, admire the striking features of Staatsgalerie, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrts Weihnachtsdorf.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart online vacation planner.

Getting from Zurich to Stuttgart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. June in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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