29 days in Germany, Swiss Alps & Italy Itinerary

29 days in Germany, Swiss Alps & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10 h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Berlin trip maker app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Berlin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
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, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, travel the rails with Gornergrat, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zermatt takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, thendon't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Fedele, thenget engrossed in the history at Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip app.

Getting from Zermatt to Milan by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Como
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll around Parco San Grato, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, and finally take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lugano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lugano are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Morcote, Parco San Grato, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone
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Parco San Grato ©
Parco San Grato
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice holiday maker.

You can drive from Lugano to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Contrada della Torre, Scuola di Cucina di Lella, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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