15 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Bern Itinerary

15 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Bern Itinerary

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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Zurich

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

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. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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Lucerne

— 5 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Reichenbach Falls). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken, &more) and Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Waterfall, Trümmelbachfälle, &more). It doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bern tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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