10 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary builder website.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Berlin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Rothenburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., admire the natural beauty at Burggarten, and then steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rothenburg day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Baden-Baden, Germany

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, delve into the distant past at Romische Badruinen, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally try to win big at Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Baden-Baden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Baden-Baden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Casinos · Fun & Games · Spas · Museums
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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Zermatt in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Old Town and then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.