3 Days in Zurich for Families

Families spending three days in Zurich can go on fantastic day trips around the city and in the surrounding region.

Zurich is a great travel destination for families with children who want to make the most of their stay. The excellent public transportation is reliable and punctual, and the distances are short. Besides the excellent Zurich Zoo, there are countless activities in the nature around the city, on Lake Zurich, and even in the mountains in the heart of Switzerland.

Anyone seeking inspiration for a three-day visit to Zurich is sure to find what they are looking for here.


Day 1: Tips and Information About Zurich

Tourist Information

Tips, information, details of city tours, and the Zürich Card can be obtained from the Tourist Information at Zurich Main Station.
Day 1: Train Trip


From Zurich Main Station, the SZU Railway takes you to the top of the Uetliberg, from where you can look over the whole of the city and Lake Zurich.
Day 1: Walk

Planet Trail

This around 2-hour hike is a great option for the knowledge-thirsty: along the trail, the solar system is depicted on a scale of 1:1,000 million.
Day 1: Surprise with the Zürich Card

Restaurant Felsenegg

From the restaurant terrace, guests can enjoy superb views of Lake Zurich. What’s more, with the Zürich Card, you are treated to a culinary surprise.
Day 1: 10% Discount With the Zürich Card

Lindt Chocolate Shop, Kilchberg

A ride on the aerial cableway is followed by a visit to the Lindt Shop, where you can sample delicious Swiss chocolate and buy some at reduced prices.
Day 1: Free with the Zürich Card

Short Round Trip

From the landing stage in Kilchberg, Zürich Card holders can enjoy a boat ride back to the city center or across the lake to Zürichhorn.
Day 1: Relax


This part of the park is actually called the Blatterwiese - but it is known locally as the Chinawiese because of the Chinese Garden located there.
Day 1: Ice Cream is Always a Hit!

Zurich’s Ice Cream Parlors

Now you just need a delicious ice cream from one of these ice cream parlors to bring the day to a perfect close. Mmmh
Day 2: A Lavish Breakfast

Brunch in Zurich

The second day begins with a lavish breakfast in one of these cafés or restaurants.

Multifaceted Zurich

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