11 days in Frankfurt & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Frankfurt & Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Frankfurt & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5​h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt travel app .

Dublin, Ireland to Frankfurt is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Dublin in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Frankfurt, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Interlaken on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Matterhorn, Swissgliders and Jungfraujoch. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, take a tour by water with Swissgliders, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken journey planner.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Interlaken in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Swissgliders, Jungfraujoch, The Matterhorn
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from Lucerne with a short trip to Titlis in Engelberg, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Lucerne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraum√ľnster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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