8 days in Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
5
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
— Few hours
train:  1​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h
End: Austin, United States

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder website .

Austin, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Austin to Zurich. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for cooler days in Zurich, with highs around 41°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 30°F. You will leave for Lucerne on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lucerne are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites
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Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, then take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal, and then wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zurich road trip app .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection ©
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Speculum Alchemiae Museum and Diamond Prague Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Naucna stezka Kladska (in Marianske Lazne), Castle Loket (in Loket) and The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, contemplate the long history of Lidice Memorial, wander the streets of New Town, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Strahov Monastic Brewery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague driving holiday planner .

Getting from Zurich to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kutna Hora.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Park Průhonice, Naucna stezka Kladska, Lidice Memorial, The State Chateau of Hluboká, Castle Loket
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Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague ©
Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague
Castle Loket ©
Castle Loket
Lidice Memorial ©
Lidice Memorial

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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Kutna Hora
A prosperous silver-mining center during medieval times, Kutna Hora features a well-preserved old town (it's a World Heritage Site) famed for its blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kutna Hora day trip planning website .

Getting from Prague to Kutna Hora by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kutna Hora can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. You'll set off for Prague on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Kutna Hora

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prague route planning site .

You can take a train from Kutna Hora to Prague in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites
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