8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Change things up with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and cool off at Hallenbad Altstetten.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel planner.

New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll around Hohematte Park, then get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

Plan my day in Lucerne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken, Jungfraujoch
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Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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