19 days in Switzerland & Lisbon District Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland & Lisbon District Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly + Train:  28 h
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then head outdoors with Luzerner Garten, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, get advice or help at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then visit Altstadt Luzern, and finally appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Lucerne driving holiday planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Lucerne is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Lucerne is minus 11 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in June: highs in Lucerne hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Luzerner Garten
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 8th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maennlichen, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of Zurich to go to Neuhausen am Rheinfall and see Rhine Falls, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town

7
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zurich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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