60 days in Germany, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Germany, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Quedlinburg, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Rothenburg, Germany
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Cochem, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Baden-Baden, Germany
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Tubingen, Germany
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland
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Zermatt, Switzerland
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Merano, Italy
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Cinque Terre, Italy
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Borgo a Mozzano, Italy
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Dozza, Italy
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Tivoli, Italy
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Amalfi, Italy
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Alberobello, Italy
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Quedlinburg, Germany

— 1 night
Quedlinburg is a town situated just north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Servatius, get to know the fascinating history of Altstadt, and then don't miss a visit to Rathaus.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Quedlinburg online tour planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Quedlinburg is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Quedlinburg

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get outdoors at English Garden and Naturschutzgebiet Holle. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Donaudurchbruch (in Kelheim), Falknerei Burg Rabenstein (in Ahorntal) and Munich (Asamkirche, Marienplatz, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Quedlinburg to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

Rothenburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Take a break from the city and head to Hoerschbachwasserfalle and Kocher-Jagst-Radweg. Explore Rothenburg's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Hofkirche, Würzburg Residence, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Altstadt, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and hunt for treasures at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cochem.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Cochem, Germany

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Mosselle Valley

Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Step out of the city life by going to Layensteig Strimmiger-Berg and Mosel Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Cochem side-trips: Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun (in Daun), Trier (Hauptmarkt, St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), &more) and Masdascher Burgherrenweg (in Mastershausen). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Reichsburg Cochem, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, contemplate the long history of Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem, and hike along Calmont Klettersteig.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cochem trip website.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Cochem in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Cochem are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Cochem

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Heidelberg, Germany

— 4 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Get in touch with nature at Tinnunculus and Philosopher’s Walk. Do your shopping at Chocolaterie St Anna No1 and Kleinmarkthalle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heidelberg: Eschbacher Klippen (in Usingen), Deutsche Greifenwarte (in Hassmersheim) and Margarethenschlucht (in Neckargerach). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg travel tool.

You can drive from Cochem to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Heidelberg when traveling from Cochem in May, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 3 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

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.
Get outdoors at Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald and Triberger Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to House of Black Forest Clocks in Hornberg (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panoramaweg, make a trip to MerkurBergbahn, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baden-Baden trip app.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Baden-Baden, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tubingen.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Nature · Spas · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Tubingen, Germany

— 3 nights

Eternal Student Town

Displaying nearly 1,000 years of history in its historic old core, Tubingen today is a major national center of research, medicine, and the arts.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohentuebingen, trek along Wasserfallsteig, and then identify plant and animal life at Eninger Weide. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Tuebingen Rathaus, then browse the different shops at Outletcity Metzingen, then get engrossed in the history at Nie wieder schweigen - Dauerausstellung, and finally make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tubingen trip planning website.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Tubingen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Tubingen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Tubingen

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Berchtesgaden, Germany

— 2 nights

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Get in touch with nature at Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge and Mirabell Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Konigssee, go deep underground at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche St Nikolaus, and browse the exhibits of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden road trip planner.

You can drive from Tubingen to Berchtesgaden in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalpfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Emmen Center (in Emmen), Lucerne (Lion Monument, Altstadt Luzern, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich tour planner.

Drive from Berchtesgaden to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Bern, Switzerland

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get in touch with nature at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Harderkulm. Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Federal Building (Bundeshaus)for plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Maennlichen (in Grindelwald), Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Bern, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip site.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Bern, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to Gornergrat and Fly Fish Zermatt. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to The Matterhorn (in Matterhorn), Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre) and Maison de la Foret (in La Tzoumaz). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Laderach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Merano, Italy

— 2 nights
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): trek along Tappeiner Promenade, then look for gifts at Pur Sudtirol Meran, and then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sonnenplateau Ritten - Altopiano del Renon.

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Drive from Zermatt to Merano in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Merano can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Merano

Parks · Trails · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 5 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Take a break from the city and head to Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and Cinque Terre Trails. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia), Levanto to Monterosso Trail (in Levanto) and Aquarium of Genoa (in Genoa). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Vernazza, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Merano to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Borgo a Mozzano.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Borgo a Mozzano, Italy

— 1 day
Borgo a Mozzano is a town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy), located on the Serchio River.HistoryThe town is mentioned for the first time in 879, when a document mentioned one place In loco Mozzano prope Decimo. On the 13th (Mon), take in the views from Ponte della Maddalena - Ponte del Diavolo, then don't miss a visit to Villa Reale di Marlia, and then learn about winemaking at La Cantina del Vino.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Borgo a Mozzano online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Borgo a Mozzano takes 2.5 hours. In June in Borgo a Mozzano, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Dozza.

Things to do in Borgo a Mozzano

Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Dozza, Italy

— 1 night
Dozza is an Italian comune in the province of Bologna. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Lindt, revel in the low prices at Castel Guelfo The Style Outlets, and then don't miss a visit to Murales di Dozza.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dozza journey planning app.

You can drive from Borgo a Mozzano to Dozza in 2.5 hours. In June in Dozza, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tivoli.

Things to do in Dozza

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Tivoli, Italy

— 5 nights
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Head to La Bottega degli Orsini and Trevignano Romanofor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Grotte di Falvaterra and Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tivoli: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi (in Anagni) and Grotte Dell'Arco (in Bellegra). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa d'Este, discover the deep blue sea with Ventotene Diving Academy, and explore the ancient world of Villa Adriana.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tivoli trip app.

Getting from Dozza to Tivoli by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Tivoli are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Amalfi.

Things to do in Tivoli

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

Amalfi, Italy

— 6 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Miniaci Art Gallery and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Get in touch with nature at Valle delle Ferriere and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Walk of the Gods, Spiaggia Grande, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Valle dei Mulini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, identify plant and animal life at Lemon Tour De Riso, and Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amalfi travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Tivoli to Amalfi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Tivoli in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Amalfi: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Alberobello, Italy

— 4 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Get outdoors at Jonian Dolphin Conservation and Grotte di Castellana. Change things up with these side-trips from Alberobello: Centro Storico (in Ostuni), Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area (in Carovigno) and Master Wave (in Marina di Ginosa). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, make a trip to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, take in the exciting artwork at GiuInLab, and see the interesting displays at Trullo Sovrano.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alberobello trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Amalfi to Alberobello in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Alberobello when traveling from Amalfi in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Alberobello

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.