10 days in Central Europe Itinerary

10 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Zurich
— 2 nights
Train
3
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Geneva
— 1 night
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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, then take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), and finally admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Paragliding Luzern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then take in the local highlights with Free Walk Lucerne, and finally admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online vacation planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Lucerne is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in October, with highs in Lucerne at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat and then admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Buerkliplatz, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, and then look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich vacation planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aare River and Montreux Lakeside. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Maennlichen (in Grindelwald), Montreux (Queen Studio Experience & Rochers-de-Naye) and Airtime Paragliding (in Lauterbrunnen). There's lots more to do: hike along The Eiger, appreciate the history behind Zahringerbrunnen, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and get great views at The Cathedral of Bern.

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Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple de la Fusterie, then delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and finally walk around Parc Des Bastions.

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You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Parks