14 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Strasbourg Itinerary

14 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Strasbourg Itinerary

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14 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Strasbourg Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich vacation builder app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Sim Academy ©
Sim Academy

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Colmar (Little Venice & Old Town), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and La montagne des singes (in Kintzheim). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take a stroll through La Petite France, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colmar, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, La montagne des singes
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes

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