3 days 2 night in Switzerland. Stay in Lucerne?

3 days 2 night in Switzerland. Stay in Lucerne?

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obaidkhan
obaidkhan
5 posts
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Jul 4, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Hi all,

My wife and I are planning on visiting Switzerland for the first time.

-We get in Zurich* at 5pm on Nov. 30

-From reading the forums, seems like Lucerne should be our base as there is not much to do in Interlaken.

- We leave from Zurich* at 6pm on Dec. 2.

We like enjoying the outdoors. Not big on nightlife. Open to ideas on areas we would be able to check out.

NOTE: If there are closer airports to Lucerne(to save time), we would be able to book flights from there.

Thank you

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2655 posts
expert
Jul 5, 2016 - 12:27 AM in reply to obaidkhan

Hi Obaidkhan -

Glad to see you here. Welcome.

Here is a start on answers-

Lucerne is, indeed , a good base.

Zürich airport is the closest, and quite convenient. Two trips per hour, one does not require a change at Zürich main station. Short ride.

Have you discovered the timetable and relevant instructions?

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

You are right - that is slow season in the high Alps.

Slowpoke

obaidkhan
obaidkhan
5 posts
new member
Jul 5, 2016 - 3:16 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thanks for the prompt response Slowpoke.

I have not looked at timetable yet, not sure which towns to see for such a short period of time and the slow season.

Arno
Arno
7718 posts
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moderator
Jul 5, 2016 - 5:38 AM in reply to obaidkhan

Hi Obaidkhan,

The Lucerne page offers suggestions on things to do: myswissalps.com/ lucerne/ activities.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2655 posts
expert
Jul 5, 2016 - 9:47 AM in reply to obaidkhan

Hi Obaidkhan -

The timetable will help you understand the trip from Zürich Airport to Luzern.

If you learn to use it in detail, you will find it helps a lot for trip planning.

Once you have listed journeys for your date and time,

click on the "+" sign to the left of any particular journey.

Then you can get a great deal of information about that journey, including a map, intermediate stops, train/bus/boat changes, food )(if any) on the train. etc.

Slowpoke

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