14 days in Germany, Switzerland & Swiss Alps Itinerary

14 days in Germany, Switzerland & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
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Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lucerne
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany

— 2 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marienplatz and Nymphenburg Palace. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich travel app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in May, with highs in Munich at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Attractions like Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin route planner.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Hamburg, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): walk around Planten un Blomen, browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, and then get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hamburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Dortmund.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks
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Dortmund, Germany

— 1 night

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the striking features of Das Alte Hafenamt, grab your bike and head to Rheinischer Esel, and then admire the striking features of Phonix West.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dortmund online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Dortmund takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Dortmund, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Dortmund

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Bring the kids along to Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lucerne tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Dortmund to Lucerne with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums · Historic Sites
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Geneva day trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

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Germany travel guide

4.5
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

Swiss Alps travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.