3 Day Luxembourg Itinerary

14 June 2024

Luxembourg may be a little country, but there is a lot to do here. Here is what we recommend for a fun 3 days in Lux- either for people who are new to Luxembourg or proud locals looking to try something new!

Day 1: 

No matter if you are taking the train or a plane into Luxembourg, the best spot to start is Luxembourg City.

If you are flying into the airport be sure to get a picture next to the Moien sign, a phrase that means ‘Hello” in Luxembourgish. Then be sure to take the free public transit into the heart of the city.

Take your time walking around the Old Town or Ville Haute. See the Grand Ducal Palace, Place Guillaume II, and Place d’Armes along the way. For some beautiful architecture, go to the Cathedral Notre de Luxembourg. You can also see the Gëlle Fra (the Golden Lady Memorial) and the Adolphe Bridge near by.

For lunch, stop by Brasserie du Cercle for some traditional Luxembourgish food or Independent Café for a more affordable bite. Then continue to enjoy walking through the picturesque streets and be sure to stop at the Chemin de la Corniche for a stunning view of the city. 

Next head to the Lëtzebuerg City Museum to learn more about the history of Luxembourg; young visitors ages 21 and under get in for free! If you are a fan of art you can also head to the Nationalmusée um Fëschmaart with free entry for the permanent collection.

For a historic dinner, visit Ennert de Steiler. The historic bar is the oldest pub in Luxembourg, having been built in 1350.

Day 2: 

Take advantage of the free public transportation with a day trip to visit Vianden Castle. The stunning castle also boasts gorgeous views of the town below and the surrounding countryside. 

While you are there explore the Müllerthal region, also known as “Little Switzerland.” This is the perfect area to hike part of the Müllerthal Trail where you will be able to see beautiful rock formations and lush greenery.

Day 3:

Swing by Pop Up Hertz for some breakfast, especially if you can make it to their Sunday brunch. 

Then make your way to Casemates du Bock, a complex network of underground tunnels and galleries with a fascinating history. 

After that make your way to the Pfaffethnal elevator which offers a free panoramic view of the valley and will take you down into the Clausen area. 

There you can enjoy lots of historical landmarks and architecture along the walk to Mudam, the museum of modern art, and then grab a bite to eat at Culture Bar with tapas perfect for sharing. 

Continue down into the valley of Luxembourg City and explore the Grund district, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its charming riverside setting. There you can spend an entire afternoon exploring and getting to know the unique area.

Finally, end your trip by visiting one of the nine Michelin-starred restaurants in Luxembourg City. 

Hopefully, this itinerary helps you discover all the wonderful experiences Luxembourg has to offer. Happy travels!