18 days in Switzerland, Munich & Zell am See Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland, Munich & Zell am See Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
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Maienfeld, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Melano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany — 6 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: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, get curious at Deutsches Museum, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich attractions planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in October; daily highs in Munich reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. You'll set off for Zell am See on the 1st (Tue).
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Zell am See, Austria — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zell am See trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zell am See takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Maienfeld.
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Maienfeld, Switzerland — 2 nights

Maienfeld is a municipality in the Landquart Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Schloss Maienfeld and then savor the flavors at Wine Tours Switzerland. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Witzweg and then don't miss a visit to Kirchturm Heiden.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maienfeld trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Maienfeld takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lion Monument, &more) and Zurich (Lake Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and get great views at Harderkulm.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Maienfeld to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Melano.
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Melano, Switzerland — 2 nights

Melano is a municipality in the district of Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryA Roman era necropolis was discovered in the municipality. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melano tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Interlaken to Melano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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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