11 days in Germany & Zurich Itinerary

11 days in Germany & Zurich Itinerary

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11 days in Germany & Zurich Itinerary

Zurich, Switzerland
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Zurich, Switzerland

1
day
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Favorite, then admire the sheer force of Geroldsauer Wasserfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Baden-Baden is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. April in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Favorite
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Schloss Favorite ©
Schloss Favorite
Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal ©

1
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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hike along Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg), explore the historical opulence of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Heidelberg University (Alte Universitat).

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Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Heidelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Meersburg (Bodensee).

Things to do in Heidelberg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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2
days
Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany

Meersburg (Bodensee) ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Munster Unserer Lieben Frau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stephanskirche, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Constance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Stephan Kirche, then head off the coast to Mainau, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Stadtgarten.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Meersburg (Bodensee) online travel route builder .

You can drive from Heidelberg to Meersburg (Bodensee) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Heidelberg in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Meersburg (Bodensee), with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Meersburg (Bodensee)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Konstanz, Lindau, Stadtgarten
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Mainau ©
Mainau
Stephanskirche ©
Stephanskirche
Stadtgarten ©
Stadtgarten

2
days
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 26th (Thu), stroll through Seepark, then head outdoors with Schauinslandbahn, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Todtnau Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Freiburger Münster, steep yourself in history at Historisches Kaufhaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom St. Blasien, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titisee, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter im Schwarzwald.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Meersburg (Bodensee) to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Freiburg im Breisgau, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Schauinslandbahn, Lake Titisee, Church of St Peter im Schwarzwald, Todtnau Waterfalls, Dom St. Blasien
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Todtnau Waterfalls ©
Todtnau Waterfalls
Dom St. Blasien ©
Dom St. Blasien
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster

3
days
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Mt Pilatus. Old Town (Altstadt) and Fraumünster Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

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You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Aare Gorge
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)

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