14 days in Germany, Zurich & Brussels Itinerary

14 days in Germany, Zurich & Brussels Itinerary

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14 days in Germany, Zurich & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  5 h 30 min
2
Gunzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Attractions like Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (The Nine Towers & Ufschotti Park). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Gunzburg, Germany

Gunzburg ©
Günzburg is a Große Kreisstadt and capital of the district of Günzburg in Swabia, Bavaria. You've now added Legoland Deutschland Resort to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): wander the streets of Historische Altstadt Günzburg and then find something for the whole family at Legoland Deutschland Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Die Valentinskapelle, admire the landmark architecture of Ulmer Münster, and then make a trip to Fishermen's Quarter.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gunzburg trip site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Gunzburg takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gunzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Gunzburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ulm
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LEGOLAND Deutschland ©
LEGOLAND Deutschland
Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster
Fishermen's Quarter ©
Fishermen's Quarter

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then hunt for treasures at Kleinmarkthalle, then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and finally look for gifts at L'Abbate Kasefabrik.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Gunzburg to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

L'Abbate Kasefabrik
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Kleinmarkthalle ©
Kleinmarkthalle
L'Abbate Kasefabrik ©
L'Abbate Kasefabrik
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Carpentier-Goegebeuerfor some retail therapy. Attractions like Mini-Europe and Atomium make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Oude Griffie, The Markt, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, pick up some local products at Fromagerie Catherine, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels planner .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bruges
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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