13 days in Switzerland, Venice & Prague Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Venice & Prague Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland, Venice & Prague Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip 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. Traveling from Sydney to Zurich, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

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

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn and then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society. On the next day, stop by Laderach, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then get outside with Gornergrat.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Venice trip tool .

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
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: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prague itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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