15 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Bern Itinerary

15 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Bern Itinerary

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15 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Bern Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Lucerne
— 5 nights
train:  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.
Step out of Zurich to go to Neuhausen am Rheinfall and see Rhine Falls, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip tool .

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to 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
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

5
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Titlis (in Engelberg) and Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Reichenbach Falls). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and examine the collection at Swiss Museum of Transport.

Make your Lucerne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train 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
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Fall, Trümmelbachfälle, & more) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Seilpark Interlaken, & more). There's still lots to do: trek along The Eiger Trail and don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

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Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, The Eiger Trail
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

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