10 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Grossmunster. Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Museum Appenzell (in Appenzell), Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln) and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden (in Rapperswil). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip site.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Zurich are colder (5°C), and nights are slightly colder (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winterthur, Museum Appenzell, Kloster Einsiedeln, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection.

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Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee des Arts Forains. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, stop by 1st Arrondissement, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris vacation planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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