18 days in Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and then take a stroll through Hradcany. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Prague journey planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Prague is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in October, things will get cooler in Prague: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

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You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Former Fink Cafe ©
Former Fink Cafe

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

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Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Zurich by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Titlis, Uferpromenade Weggis
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Rigi ©
Rigi
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

1
night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken visit planner.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. In October, daytime highs in Interlaken are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grindelwald-First, Aletsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 12th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Baroque Church, then make a trip to Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zauberwasser and then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt holiday planner.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Zauberwasser, Baroque Church, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Baroque Church ©
Baroque Church

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 14th (Mon), get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre, delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schwarzenburg, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bern day trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avenches, Gruyeres, Schloss Schwarzenburg
Highlights from your plan
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 16th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, and then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, then get curious at CERN, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip tool.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Le Port d'Ouchy
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
CERN ©
CERN

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