13 days in Germany, Holland & Interlaken Itinerary

13 days in Germany, Holland & Interlaken Itinerary

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13 days in Germany, Holland & Interlaken Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
1
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
St. Peter im Schwarzwald, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Maastricht, Holland
— 1 night
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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4
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Grindelwald (Alpiglen, Grindelwald-First, & more) and Minigolf (in Wengen). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online tour planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Interlaken is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Interlaken is minus 1 hour. In July, Interlaken is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Peter im Schwarzwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Minigolf, Schynige Platte, Aletsch Glacier
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

1
night
St. Peter im Schwarzwald, Germany

St. Peter im Schwarzwald
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V..

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Peter im Schwarzwald journey planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to St. Peter im Schwarzwald takes 3 hours. When traveling from Interlaken in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Peter im Schwarzwald: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in St. Peter im Schwarzwald

Historic Sites
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1
night
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Market Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maastricht road trip tool .

You can drive from St. Peter im Schwarzwald to Maastricht in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from St. Peter im Schwarzwald in July: highs in Maastricht hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of Red Light District, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

2
nights
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, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, make a trip to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Munich travel planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

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