20 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly to Zurich, Train to Grindelwald
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alte Pinakothek. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, and admire the striking features of Asamkirche.

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Chennai, India to Munich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Munich is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in March, expect Munich to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Nuremberg, Germany — 2 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.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then steep yourself in history at Tiefer Brunnen, and finally see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), make a trip to Altstadt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, then contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and finally see the interesting displays at Toy Museum.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grindelwald.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grindelwald-First as well as Maennlichen Romantic Trail. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, head outdoors with Backdoor Snowboard | Ski | Bike | Running Shop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nuremberg to Grindelwald takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden, Germany — 3 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baden-Baden: Heidelberg (Philosopher’s Walk, Altstadt (Old Town), &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden.

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Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Baden-Baden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In March, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection. Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Lucerne to see Hofkirche about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and wander the streets of Old Town.

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You can drive from Baden-Baden to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Hightide Kayak School has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tourismuseum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with Hightide Kayak School, get great views at Harderkulm, then head outdoors with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, and finally get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

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You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, daytime highs in Interlaken are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Trip Trap Escape has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

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Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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