20 days in Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
3
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
6
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Gornergrat and 5-Seenweg. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zermatt journey planner.

Pune, India to Zermatt is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

3
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Your inner history buff will appreciate Gruyeres Castle and Cathedrale de Lausanne. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, learn about winemaking at Alain Chollet Winery, indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, and see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

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

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Lausanne, Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Alain Chollet Winery
Highlights from your plan
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, and finally contemplate the long history of Central Railroad Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the activities along Aare River.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Beatus Hoehlen, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stop by Molitor, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Grindelwald-First, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, and finally identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum Lindwurm, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Niederdorf, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich journey website.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Museum Lindwurm
Highlights from your plan
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

2
nights
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 14th (Sun): savor the flavors at Wiseman Free Tour, explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then examine the collection at Regionalni Muzeum v Ceskem Krumlove, then steep yourself in history at Latran houses, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, and finally step into the grandiose world of The State Chateau of Hluboká.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov visit planner.

Drive from Zurich to Cesky Krumlov in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

The State Chateau of Hluboká
Highlights from your plan
Wiseman Free Tour ©
Wiseman Free Tour
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lesser Town and Lobkowicz Palace. Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: St Barbara's Church (in Kutna Hora), Karlstejn Castle (in Karlstejn) and Pamatnik Josefa Lady a jeho dcery Aleny (in Senohraby). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague, get a taste of the local shopping with Narodni Galerie Praha, and steep yourself in history at Old Royal Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Prague by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, Karlstejn Castle, Pamatnik Josefa Lady a jeho dcery Aleny
Highlights from your plan
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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