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
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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, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

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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 · Beaches

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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). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, stroll through Ufschotti Park, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne day trip planning site.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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 Bern's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Waterfall, Trümmelbachfälle, &more) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Adventure Park 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; or take a bus. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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