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Mar 19, 2012 10:12:06 PM
I am planning a trip to switzerland coming end of april. I have been reading website and looking for information a lot. We have kinda decided to based in Lucerne for most of the trip rather than rushing through every city. This is what we (a family of 5) are planning to do:
Day 1 - Arrive Zurich Airport from London (Arrive in the afternoon) - Travel to Lucerne by train and check in - Tour around the town
Day 2 - Mount Pilatus - Lake Lucerne - Local attraction/tour around the town
Day 3 - Engelberg & Mount Titlis
Day 4 - Mount Rigi or Day Trip to Jungfraujoch
Day 5 - Day trip to Zurich or stay in zurich for a night
Day 6 - Back to London in the afternoon/evening
I want to make sure that this itinerary is not too hectic as I will be travelling with my parents (don't want them to feel tired). I take it the best way to save money on travelling around would be a swiss rail pass?
Regarding Day5/6, I am not sure whether it is a better plan to stay in Zurich one night or just do a day trip to Zurich from Lucerne. Is there much to do/see in Zurich ?
Is there anything else major places I should visit/see while I am around Lucerne?
Thanks for the advice.
edited by lioufamily on Mar 19, 2012
Mar 23, 2012 07:33:19 AM
Hello lioufamily, and welcome to the forum! I think your itinerary is great. It's quite relaxed and still allows you to thoroughly explore Lucerne and its surroundings. The
will help you to find out about traveling times.
Yes, a Swiss rail pass will save you lots of money. Since you're traveling in April/May, you should use the
2 for 1 offer
4 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
. Free traveling days should be used for the first and lasty day and two other days in between. I suggest you use one for the trip to Rigi, as that's for free on a free travel day with your Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. On the remaining days, a 50% discount applies. An alternative is the 2 for 1 offer on the
4 day Swiss Pass
, covering day 1 to 4 and using an additional
for day 5 (and maybe 6).
As for your last day: there's lots to see and do in Zurich. Browsing this forum will provide you with tips and ideas. Since you have to get to the airport the next day, booking a hotel
in the city
near the airport
may be a good idea.
Hotels in Lucerne
are available too.
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