15 days in Germany, Switzerland & Hilversum Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Switzerland & Hilversum Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 day
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Hilversum
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 day

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hamburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In May in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Dresden.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Hofkirche, then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Dresden Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dresden road trip planning tool.

Getting from Berlin to Dresden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hilversum.
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Hilversum, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Hilversum is a municipality and town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Korenmolen De Hoop, tee off at Old Course Golfbaan Loenen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at De 15de eeuwse Pieterskerk van Breukelen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Hoorneboegse Heide, then explore the activities along Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas, and then walk around Natuurmonument Corversbos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hilversum trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zurich to Hilversum. In May in Hilversum, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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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.
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