5 days in Lucerne & Konstanz Itinerary

5 days in Lucerne & Konstanz Itinerary

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5 days in Lucerne & Konstanz Itinerary

Start: Konstanz, Germany
Drive:  1 h 30 min
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
Konstanz, Germany
— 3 nights
End: Konstanz, Germany

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls, and then take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne road trip planning app.

Konstanz, Germany to Lucerne is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Konstanz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Meiringen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Titlis
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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Reichenbach Falls ©
Reichenbach Falls

Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
Get some historical perspective at Burg Meersburg and Schloss Mainau. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zeppelin Museum and Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen. Change things up with these side-trips from Konstanz: Uferpromenade Friedrichshafen (in Friedrichshafen) and Affenberg Salem (in Salem). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Mainau and hike along Marienschlucht.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Konstanz planning tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Konstanz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Friedrichshafen, Burg Meersburg, Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen, Marienschlucht, Affenberg Salem
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Burg Meersburg ©
Burg Meersburg
Affenberg Salem ©
Affenberg Salem
Uferpromenade Friedrichshafen ©
Uferpromenade Friedrichshafen