18 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

18 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

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18 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + train:  11​h
1
Lucerne
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Zurich
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai

8
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Viewing Point Schoenbuehel (in Lungern), Grindelwald (The Eiger Trail & Mont -Bell Grindelwald) and Lauterbrunnen Church (in Lauterbrunnen). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and get great views at Jungfraujoch.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne tour itinerary maker tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Dorneck Castle, Lauterbrunnen Church
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

9
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Romisch Katholische Kirche (in Baden) and Riehen (Wenken Park & FLYFSX.CH). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraum√ľnster Church.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winterthur, Riehen, Kunstmuseum Appenzell, Rhine Falls, Romisch Katholische Kirche
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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