16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Germany Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  14 h
1
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia, United States

3
nights
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 UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Visiting Harderkulm and Aletsch Glacier will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, look for gifts at Alpia Sport + Mode, and take in the awesome beauty at Schynige Platte.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Interlaken is 6 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect Interlaken to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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 Mt Pilatus and Chapel Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

Make your Zurich itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can 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. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Seebad Eich
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich

4
nights
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 Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. 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, take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, 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

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.
Relax by the water at Roberto Beach and Strandbad St. Alban. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zugspitze and Schloss Hohenschwangau. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich vacation maker app.

You can fly from Paris to Munich in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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