16 days in Germany, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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16 days in Germany, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Mumbai, India

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche, explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), then examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Redeemer.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Frankfurt is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get much colder in Frankfurt: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of the Redeemer
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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt ©
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Museum fur Kommunikation ©
Museum fur Kommunikation
Church of the Redeemer ©
Church of the Redeemer

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe. On your second day here, engage your brain at German Museum of Technology, then take a stroll through Mitte, and then take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner .

Getting from Frankfurt to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears
German Museum of Technology ©
German Museum of Technology

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Munich Residenz and Lenbachhaus. You'll explore and learn at Pinakothek der Moderne and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedral of St Peter's (in Regensburg) and St. Maria de Victoria Kirche (in Ingolstadt). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, take in the exciting artwork at Schack-Galerie, see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, and admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cathedral of St Peter's, St. Maria de Victoria Kirche, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Grossmunster. Get some historical perspective at Fraumünster Church and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Niederdorf, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and see the interesting displays at FIFA World Football Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Munich to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
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FIFA World Football Museum ©
FIFA World Football Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian). On the next day, see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then hunt for treasures at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, and finally gain insight at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Residenzgalerie Salzburg ©
Residenzgalerie Salzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Melk Abbey. Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) and Vienna Naschmarkt. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt (in Melk), Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna online travel planner .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Melk, Burgruine Duernstein, Wachau Valley
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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