9 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Interlaken Itinerary

9 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Interlaken Itinerary

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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
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Zurich — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Neuhausen am Rheinfall (Smilestones & Rhine Falls). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Zurich is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Titlis and then identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip maker.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Interlaken — 3 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 22nd (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake, and then stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Interlaken tour planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lucerne in December: highs in Interlaken hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours
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