23 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visit The Dresden Zwinger and Memorial of the Berlin Wall for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

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Toronto, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Berlin is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

The Dresden Zwinger
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and The Hofburg. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Sisi Museum, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Let the collections at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Cathedral. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip site.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Salzburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Visit Schloss Ambras Innsbruck and Dom zu St. Jakob for their historical value. Let the collections at Swarovski Kristallwelten and Stadtmuseum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiefenbachklamm (in Brandenberg), Stubai Tree House Trail (in Fulpmes) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Thaur, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and hike along Wilde Wasser Weg.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Neustift im Stubaital, Tiefenbachklamm, Stubai Tree House Trail, Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, Burgruine Thaur
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Maennlichen Royal Walk in Grindelwald--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and hit the slopes at Maennlichen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip maker website.

Getting from Innsbruck to Interlaken by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Fraumünster Church and Old Town for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Grossmunster and Markuskirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Rigi). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and head outdoors with Hallenbad City.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey app.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rigi ©
Rigi
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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