15 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  8 h 30 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland as well as Market Oerlikon. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at Market Oerlikon, walk around Lindenhofplatz, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
The Matterhorn has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip planning website.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Matterhorn
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald planning tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. You'll set off for Munich on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Grindelwald

Tours Nature

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

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You can drive from Grindelwald to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 31st (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, don't miss a visit to Main Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then contemplate the long history of Goethe House, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

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Traveling by train from Munich to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer

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