10 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Hinwil Itinerary

10 days in Zurich, Lucerne & Hinwil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hinwil
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport

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Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Museum-lovers will get to explore Landesmuseum and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Wildegg Castle (in Wildegg), Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and don't miss a visit to Predigerkirche.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour planner.

Denver, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in October: highs in Zurich hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Maria Weggis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, then contemplate the long history of Festung Vitznau, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne sightseeing app.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hinwil.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hinwil

— 2 nights
Hinwil is a municipality in the district of Hinwil in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.HistoryThe village Hinwil from which the later municipality took its name is first mentioned in 745 as Hunichinwilari, in a donation made by Beata and Landolt to the Abbey of Saint Gall. Your day by day itinerary now includes Alpenbad. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Sauriermuseum, steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, see the interesting displays at The Polish Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, then contemplate the long history of Capuchin Friary, and finally boost your wellbeing at Alpenbad.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hinwil holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Hinwil takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Hinwil sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hinwil

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips