9 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

9 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucerne
— 4 nights
2
Zurich
— 4 nights

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 UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Bern (Schweizerisches & Galerie Rigassi by SOON), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Lucerne, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Lucerne reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Parasailing & Paragliding, Aletsch Glacier, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and ARTBOX.GALLERYfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich road trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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