9 days in Zurich & Munich Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Munich, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aare Gorge and Limmat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Jesuitenkirche (in Lucerne), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Reichenbach Waterfall (in Meiringen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Trift Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, and don't miss a visit to Buerkliplatz.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich road trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to All Things Garmisch - Day Tours and Ettal Abbey. There's lots more to do: walk around Theresienwiese, appreciate the history behind Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria, explore the activities along English Garden, and don't miss a visit to Eisbach Wave.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich day trip site.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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