9 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Paris Itinerary

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9 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Paris Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and finally shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in Zurich at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. On the next day, examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, then admire the striking features of Markuskirche, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip site .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. September in Lucerne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip app .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Lucerne to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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