16 days in Germany, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Tremezzina, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Frankfurt, Germany — 4 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palmengarten, Romer and Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum and get great views at Main Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt travel route builder tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Frankfurt is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Frankfurt, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: highs in Frankfurt hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Munich.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Munich, Germany — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oktoberfest as well as City Bike Adventures. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek and examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Frankfurt in September since evenings lows in Munich dip to 9°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.
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Events · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paragliding Luzern as well as Brienz Rothorn Bahn. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tremezzina.
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Tremezzina, Italy — 2 nights

The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Tremezzina trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Tremezzina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in September, with highs in Tremezzina at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan visit planner.

You can drive from Tremezzina to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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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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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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