6 days in Zurich & Lucerne Itinerary

6 days in Zurich & Lucerne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Schloss Laufen, Rhine Falls and Munot. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Laufen, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, and then explore the historical opulence of Munot.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich journey planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Zurich at 58°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Lucerne

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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