25 days in Germany, Spain & Zurich Itinerary

25 days in Germany, Spain & Zurich Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Mainz, Germany
— Few hours
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Oberwesel, Germany
— 1 night
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Opera House (Alte Oper), Iron Bridge, Sachsenhausen, and other attractions you added.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Frankfurt, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: highs in Frankfurt hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mainz.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
The Hauptwache ©
The Hauptwache

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Mainz, Germany

Mainz ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) as well as City&Quest Mainz. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): head outdoors with City&Quest Mainz and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche).

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You can drive from Frankfurt to Mainz in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, daytime highs in Mainz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oberwesel.

Things to do in Mainz

Outdoors Historic Sites
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City&Quest Mainz ©
City&Quest Mainz
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche)

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Oberwesel, Germany

Oberwesel ©
Oberwesel is a town on the Middle Rhine in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along River Rhine.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oberwesel online journey builder.

You can drive from Mainz to Oberwesel in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Oberwesel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Oberwesel

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

River Rhine, Stefans Wine Paradise
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River Rhine ©
River Rhine
Stefans Wine Paradise ©
Stefans Wine Paradise

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Heidelberg trip maker.

Getting from Oberwesel to Heidelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Heidelberg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Town Walls, thenwander the streets of Altstadt, and then don't miss a visit to Johannisbrunnen.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg online trip planner.

Getting from Heidelberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Europa-Park and then step into the grandiose world of Hohenbaden Castle. On the next day, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, step into the grandiose world of Burg Hohenzollern, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe, and finally try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Baden-Baden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Europa-Park, Burg Hohenzollern
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Merkur ©
Merkur

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster and then take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, thenexplore the activities along Lake Lucerne, thenappreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Zurich itinerary planning site.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Martin, don't miss a visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, thencontemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform AlpspiX, thenhit the slopes at Alpspitz, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fussen, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof

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Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 29th (Mon), get outside with Hintersee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, and then get great views at The Eagle's Nest.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Berchtesgaden trip builder.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Strandbad Seeon, Konigssee, Hintersee
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Strandbad Seeon ©
Strandbad Seeon
Konigssee ©
Konigssee
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest

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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.
Shop till you drop at Viktualienmarkt and Schack-Galerie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and BMW Museum. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Old Town in Regensburg, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip site.

Getting from Berchtesgaden to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Munich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, thensteep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Gravura Taller de Grabado. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, thenexplore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Malaga itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Munich to Malaga in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in August: high temperatures in Malaga hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Calle San Miguel
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Mercado Central de Atarazanas ©
Mercado Central de Atarazanas
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center and then stroll around Parque del Retiro.

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Traveling by train from Malaga to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Malaga in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Museums Parks
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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