5 days in Switzerland & Charleville-Mezieres Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland & Charleville-Mezieres Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Charleville-Mezieres, France
— 2 nights


Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt Pilatus, Biosphaere Entlebuch and Rigi. On the 22nd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then visit Old Town, and finally admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lucerne online route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lucerne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Charleville-Mezieres.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Charleville-Mezieres, France

— 2 nights
Charleville-Mézières is a commune in northern France, capital of the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ouvrage de La Ferte and La Tranchee de Chattancourt. Venture out of the city with trips to Butte de Vauquois (in Vauquois) and Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth (in Avioth). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Fort des Ayvelles, walk around Parc de l'ile du Vieux Moulin, examine the collection at Musee Arthur Rimbaud, and don't miss a visit to Le Grand Marionnetiste.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Charleville-Mezieres travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Charleville-Mezieres takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lucerne in July: highs in Charleville-Mezieres hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Charleville-Mezieres

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.