13 days in Switzerland, Zagreb & Prague Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Zagreb & Prague Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland, Zagreb & Prague Itinerary

Start: Alba Iulia, Romania
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
2
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Alba Iulia, Romania

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb trip maker tool .

Alba Iulia, Romania to Zagreb is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Zagreb sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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3
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swiss Chocolate Train, Cathedrale de Lausanne and Escape World. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then get in on the family fun at Labyrinthe Aventure, and then test your team's savvy at Escape World. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Swiss Chocolate Train.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lausanne day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Budapest to Lausanne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lausanne

Tours Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Escape World, Grottes de Vallorbe, Swiss Chocolate Train, Labyrinthe Aventure
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Labyrinthe Aventure ©
Labyrinthe Aventure
Escape World ©
Escape World
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt Pilatus and Staubbach Fall. Change things up with a short trip to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls in Lauterbrunnen (about 1h 25 min away). There's more to do: take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Lausanne to Lucerne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Prague.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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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 30th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Castle District.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Prague

Neighborhoods
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Hradcany ©
Hradcany

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Express. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse and then tour the old-fashioned way with Glacier Express. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Gornergrat.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Prague to Zermatt in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
Glacier Express ©
Glacier Express

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