15 days in Germany, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin travel planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Berlin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Lucerne.

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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Rigi. Go for a jaunt from Lucerne to Zurich to see Old Town about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and take a memorable tour with Paragliding Luzern.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne day trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Paragliding Luzern ©
Paragliding Luzern

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), don't miss a visit to Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, and finally make a trip to Klingentor.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Siebers Tower ©
Siebers Tower

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then stroll around English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): make a splash at Therme Erding.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich online travel planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Spas · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

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Therme Erding ©
Therme Erding
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 13th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip website.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche. Escape the urban bustle at Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste and Donauinsel. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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