13 days in Switzerland, Prague & Rome Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Prague & Rome Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland, Prague & Rome Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Keep things going the next day: visit Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich online travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zurich. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague trip tool .

Fly from Zurich to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in January, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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