9 days in Zurich & Lucerne Itinerary

9 days in Zurich & Lucerne Itinerary

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1
Zurich
— 4 nights
2
Lucerne
— 4 nights

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bahnhofstrasse and Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Museum Rietberg. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich road trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Zurich reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Trümmelbachfälle. Appreciate the collections at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Klingendes Museum), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Swiss Chocolate Chalet) and 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn (in Murren). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Luzern, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

Plan trip to Lucerne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bern, Interlaken, Trümmelbachfälle, Aletsch Glacier, 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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