5 days in Germany, Istanbul & Zurich Itinerary

5 days in Germany, Istanbul & Zurich Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Ulm, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip website.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In January in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

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Hagia Sophia ©
Hagia Sophia
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zurich driving holiday planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Zurich by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Istanbul in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ulm.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Ulm, Germany

Ulm ©
Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Fishermen's Quarter, see the interesting displays at HfG-Archiv Ulm, then don't miss a visit to Erstes Ulmer Kasperle-Theater, and finally admire the striking features of Ulmer Münster.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ulm trip itinerary website.

Getting from Zurich to Ulm by car takes about 3 hours. In January in Ulm, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Ulm

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster
HfG-Archiv Ulm ©
HfG-Archiv Ulm
Erstes Ulmer Kasperle-Theater ©
Erstes Ulmer Kasperle-Theater

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ulm to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten ©
Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg ©
Landesmuseum Wurttemberg

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