7 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

7 days in Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of the city life by going to Jungfraujoch and Lake Lucerne. Change things up with a short trip to Parasailing & Paragliding in Interlaken (about 1h 5 min away). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Peter’s Chapel.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Lucerne is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Lucerne. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in Lucerne: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Enge.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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