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

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.
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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 Waterfall). 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; or take a bus. 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.
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Bern — 3 nights

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: Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Waterfall, Trümmelbachfälle, &more) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken, &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.
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