11 days in London, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

11 days in London, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder site.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough 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.
On the 25th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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You can fly from London to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Zurich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

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Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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Germany travel guide

4.5
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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