16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Germany Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Germany Itinerary

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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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 hidden gems such as Harderkulm and Parasailing & Paragliding. Visiting Trümmelbachfälle and Schynige Platte will get you outdoors. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern) and Alpia Sport + Mode (in Wengen). There's more to do: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary app.

Philadelphia, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, Interlaken is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Alpia Sport + Mode, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
We've included these beaches for you: Seebad Eich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Lucerne and Lake Zurich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more). There's more to do: wander the streets of Old Town and look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Zurich route planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Seebad Eich
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Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Marais and Ile Saint-Louis. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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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.
Relax by the water at Roberto Beach and Strandbad St. Alban. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zugspitze and New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Step out of Munich with an excursion to Schloss Hohenschwangau in Hohenschwangau--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Strandbad St. Alban, Zugspitze, Roberto Beach
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt

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