12 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg attractions planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Hamburg is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Hamburg, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in Março, expect Hamburg to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, have some family-friendly fun at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In Março, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 20th (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In Março, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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