9 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  15​h 30​min
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of National Park center.

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New York City, USA to Berchtesgaden is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Berchtesgaden due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Berchtesgaden reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

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#Nature, #Parks
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National Park center ©
National Park center

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and Frauenkirche. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and indulge your taste buds at Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip app .

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Basel.

Things to do in Munich

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

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Roberto Beach
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyramidenplatz bei der Elisabethenkirche and then wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Basel online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Munich to Basel in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Basel, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lucerne.

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#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel
Elisabethenkirche ©
Elisabethenkirche

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Grindelwald (Alpiglen & The Eiger Trail), Meiringen (Reichenbach Falls & Aare Gorge) and Spas & Wellness (in Murren). There's more to do: stroll through Ufschotti Park and take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Fall.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip maker website .

Getting from Basel to Lucerne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Meiringen, Grindelwald, Spas & Wellness, Staubbach Fall
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The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen

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