7 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

7 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

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7 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  25​h
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Lake Lucerne will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus and take in the spiritual surroundings of Peter’s Chapel.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Lucerne is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Lucerne at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Jungfraujoch, The Eiger Trail
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche Enge.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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