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Switzerland, Austria, Czech - planning

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Hi everyone. This is my first time posting on this forum. Have read some awesome stuff and thought I would get advice from you all. So here goes: My family of 10 is coming to Europe this summer for two weeks. We are coming from USA, starting our trip in Zurich, Switzerland and ending in Prague, Czech. Here is a tentative plan. I know that some of you may feel that this is too much and some of you may feel this is ok. However, please keep in mind that we are ok with jumping from place to place so we can see more. We are primarily an active group with the exception of my aunt and mom who have slight knee problems.

I wanted to get advice on what you may think of the itinerary, possible changes (with consideration that we are ok with not spending too many days in each place), possible additions or suggestions of things on the way that we may not want to miss or alternative options, and most importantly...what kind of rail pass do we buy to go through all of this? We are debating between buying a 10 day rail pass, buying individual point to point passes, renting a car/van, hiring a private driver. Please help with suggestions?

• Day 1--> Arrive in Zurich by 9:00am.
○ Head to Lauterbrunnen Valley and drop off bags at hotel
○ Go waterfall viewing in the valley
○ Spend the night in Lauterbrunnen Valley (hotel has already been booked)

• Day 2 --> Head to Grindelwald in the morning
○ Ziplining in the morning
○ Alpine sliding in this area
○ Spend night in Lauterbrunnen Valley (hotel has already been booked, same one from day one)

• Day 3--> Head to Broc and Grueyere around 10:00am
○ Chocolate factory in Broc
○ Cheese factory in Grueyere
○ From Grueyere, head to Chur and spend the night in Chur

• Day 4-> Bernina Scenic Express from Chur
○ Train for Bernina Express leaves at 8:30am and arrives in Tirano around 12:45pm
○ Leave from Tirano, Italy at 2:30pm and get back to Chur at 6:30pm
○ Spend the night in Chur?? Or can take a late night train to Salzburg? Or can take over night train to Vienna? (this obviously affects the rest of the schedule below)

• Day 5 --> Chur to Salzburg in the morning
○ Unless we already get to Salzburg late at night then we can wake up a bit later
○ Hang around Salzburg town all day
○ Spend night in Salzburg

• Day 6 --> Ice Caves (not sure yet which ones to visit)???
○ Spend the night in Salzburg

• Day 7 --> Hallstat
○ Spend the night in Salzburg
○ Unless it is better to spend the night in Hallstat

• Day 8 --> Morning in Salzburg and then leave for Vienna
○ 2 and half hour train ride
○ Spend the night in Vienna

• Day 9--> Spend day in Vienna
○ Spend the night in Vienna

• Day 10--> Day trip to Budapest, Hungary?
○ There is a tour company that does day trips to Budapest for $99 per person
○ Spend the night in Vienna

• Day 11 --> Leave for Prague in the morning
○ Spend the day and night in Prague

• Day 12 --> Prague
○ Visit nearby concentration camp
○ Spend the night in Prague

• Day 13--> Another full day in Prague
○ Spend the night in Prague

• Day 14 --> early morning flight back to USA

Thank you in advance to all who reply

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