8 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Zermatt Itinerary

8 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Zermatt Itinerary

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8 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Zermatt Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Lucerne
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
train + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Zurich.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planning app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Zurich. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Attractions like Axalp and Seilpark Interlaken make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Interlaken (Alpenwildpark & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), and pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Axalp
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg

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