15 days in Geneva, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

15 days in Geneva, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Geneva
— 1 night
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Geneva — 5 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swiss Vapeur Parc and Chapel of the Maccabees. Attractions like Tropiquarium de Servion and Grottes de Vallorbe make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Lausanne (Parc de Mon Repos & Sauvabelin Tower), Chateau de Nyon (in Nyon) and Parc de l'Independance (in Morges). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, explore the world behind art at Fondation Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Cairo, Egypt to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect Geneva to be colder, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Papiliorama and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tierpark Dahlholzli and Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Barenpark (in Bern) and Natur- und Tierpark Goldau (in Goldau). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, make a trip to Kornmarkt, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten).

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swiss Science Center Technorama and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden. Bring the kids along to Knies Kinderzoo Rapperswil and Parkanlage Zuerihorn. Venture out of the city with trips to Munot (in Schaffhausen), Wildpark Peter & Paul (in St. Gallen) and Walter Zoo (in Gossau). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, make a trip to Limmatquai, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rapperswil.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich visit app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Geneva.
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Geneva — 1 night

On the 5th (Thu), stroll around Jardin Anglais, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, and finally don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock.

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Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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