15 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Bern Itinerary

15 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Bern Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Zurich
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Lucerne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Bern
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip builder.

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Zurich is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

5
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Reichenbach Falls) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lucerne journey maker website.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Meiringen, Aletsch Glacier, Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Waterfall, Trümmelbachfälle, &more) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Seilpark Interlaken, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bern day trip planning website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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