9 days in Zurich & Lucerne Itinerary

9 days in Zurich & Lucerne Itinerary

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9 days in Zurich & Lucerne Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Colombo

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town (Altstadt) and Kirche Enge for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich vacation builder .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Colombo to Zurich, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in October, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Axalp (in Brienz) and Interlaken (Alpenwildpark & Heimwehfluh). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, examine the collection at Swiss Museum of Transport, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), and appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument.

Make your Lucerne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Axalp, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch

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