11 days in Germany, Zell am See & Interlaken Itinerary

11 days in Germany, Zell am See & Interlaken Itinerary

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Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  8 h
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Zell am See, Austria
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
6
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Muscat, Oman

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the striking features of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then explore the activities along English Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munich travel route site.

Muscat, Oman to Munich is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in September; daily highs in Munich reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

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English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

1
night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, then get outside with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, and then head outdoors with Riessersee.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen vacation builder site.

Getting from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Zell am See.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, Schloss Linderhof
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Alpine Coaster Oberammergau ©
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Riessersee ©
Riessersee

1
night
Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, then cool off at Zell Am See, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Strandbad Zeller See.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zell am See trip builder site.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zell am See in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zell am See are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sigmund-Thun-Klamm
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Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Strandbad Zeller See ©
Strandbad Zeller See
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zell am See to Frankfurt. September in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Romer ©
Romer

1
night
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): head outdoors with Panoramaweg, then admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall, then stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden trip planner.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Baden-Baden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Geroldsau Waterfall ©
Geroldsau Waterfall
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

1
night
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, then explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau trip planner.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Freiburg im Breisgau by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Europa-Park
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Augustiner Museum ©
Augustiner Museum

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
On the 9th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Freiburg im Breisgau in September, you will find days in Interlaken are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lucerne, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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