7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jackson
Fly:  16​h
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Jackson

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker site .

Jackson, USA to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jackson to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jackson in December, you will find days in Zurich are colder (41°F), and nights are a bit cooler (30°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Wasserkirche ©
Wasserkirche

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jesuitenkirche and Hofkirche. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Biosphaere Entlebuch. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lucerne day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 29°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature
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Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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