12 days in Switzerland, Nuremberg & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights


Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg and then make a trip to Bellevue Square. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, visit Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Zurich to be little chillier, around -1°C, while days are colder, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nuremberg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Nuremberg, Germany — 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Munich (Munich Residenz, Marienplatz, &more), Rothenburg (Reichsstadtmuseum & Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop) and Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber & Altstadt). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, make a trip to Tiefer Brunnen, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

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You can fly from Zurich to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to London.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to London takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nuremberg in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 29th (Tue), take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip website.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

United Kingdom travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.