9 days in Switzerland & Prague Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & Prague Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland & Prague Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
train:  1​h
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  1​h 30​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town (Altstadt), Bahnhofstrasse and Lake Zurich. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online sightseeing planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. In July, Zurich is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

few
hours
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken
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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken day trip app .

You can take a shuttle from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off toGrindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald as well as Grindelwald-First. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald visit planner .

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald ©
Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lake Lucerne has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
On the 20th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hollgrotten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich and then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich tour planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pivovar Velké Popovice, then identify plant and animal life at MedvEdarium, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Vyhlidka Maj, then get outside with KonEpruske jeskynE, and then look for gifts at Book Therapy.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

KonEpruske jeskynE, Pivovar Velké Popovice, Vyhlidka Maj, MedvEdarium
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Vyhlidka Maj ©
Vyhlidka Maj
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral ©
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral
Dancing House ©
Dancing House

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