10 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Munich, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Astrid-Kapelle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, take some stellar pictures from Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 2 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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

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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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