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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read London trip site.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London due to the time zone difference. In May, London is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (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.
On the 5th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Fly from London to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Zurich is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
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Nature · Parks · 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally explore the activities along English Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich holiday planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Berlin itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly 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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