Awesome Things to Do in Zurich in 48 hours

Zurich is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway. From the historic Old Town to the urban and edgy parts of Zurich West, there is plenty to see, discover and explore.

What is there to see, explore and discover during a 2-day trip to Zurich? Plenty, that's for sure! From culture, to nature through to nightlife and great restaurants – all of this can be fully enjoyed within 48 hours.

Thanks to the manageable size of the city, adventurous and curious visitors will experience the diversity of the different districts, from the historic Old Town to the young and aspiring Zürich-West. For the ultimate holiday feeling, hop on a boat and enjoy the view of the Alps and the city from Lake Zurich. Ahoy!

Zurich on a Budget

Zürich Card

Clever visitors get the Zurich Card to explore the city and get a discount on numerous offers. For great tips and information, visit the Tourist Information at the Hauptbahnhof.
River Cruise


Take the boat at Landesmuseum and enjoy a leisurely ride along the Limmat river up to Zürich Horn, a beautiful park that houses the famous Le Corbusier Pavillon.
Coffee Break


Take a seat in the middle of the elegant square, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the view of the Zurich opera house built in 1891.
City Center


The part of the Old Town called “Niederdorf” is especially beautiful. Next to the Grossmünster and glorious guildhalls, charming boutiques and restaurants line the narrow streets.

Mère Catherine

French cuisine in the heart of Zurich’s Old Town is served at this charming restaurant, hidden in the midst of medieval houses.
Culture and Nature

Museum Rietberg

Take a trip around the world at the biggest art museum of non-European cultures in Switzerland, and later a stroll in one of the most beautiful parks of the city, the Rieterpark.

Kronenhalle and Bar

Dine surrounded by masterpieces by Picasso, Chagall and Matisse and have a cocktail at the legendary Kronenhalle bar, mixed by the former world champion barkeeper.

Opera House

The smallest of the great international opera houses offers a spectacular program and productions of high standing.
Day 2: Panoramic View


Ascend the Uetliberg, Zurich’s very own mountain, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city - and, if you are an early riser, a spectacular sunrise.

Multifaceted Zurich

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