May 21, 2016 - 11:28 AM
My wife and I (fairly adventurous in early 30s) are traveling to Switzerland for a 4 1/2 day trip. Here is the itinerary we are currently considering.
Day 1 - Arrive by train to Zurich around noon. Drop bags in Zurich station, do trip to Rhine falls and back, take train to Lucerne.
Day 2 - Trip on Lake Lucerne, and Mount Rigi, and walk around old-town Lucerne.
Day 3 - Trip to Interlaken and Jungraujoch
Day 4 - Trip to Engelberg and Mt. Titlis
Day 5 - Train back to Zurich in the morning. We take the flight out around noon.
We have already made reservations for the 4 nights in Lucerne. We've read enough advise about the uncertain weather in the mountains and so are open to moving days 2,3,4's plans based on how the weather is. Here are some directed questions that we would like help with
Question 1 - Is swiss Travel Pass for 4 days the best pass to take for this trip? The math seems to work out, but just want to know people's opinion
Question 2 - I understand that the Engelberg and Mt. Titlis is only a half-day trip. Is there some hike (2-3 hrs) around Engelberg/Titlis or even Lucnere that we can do.
Question 3 - Is the plan of looking around Lucerne after the trip to Mt Rigi possible on day 2 or will that trip consume the entire day?
Question 4 - how is night life in Lucerne? We're staying near the main train station for ease of commute. Will resturants/bars in the area be open late night?
Thanks in advance for all your help!
Excited about his first trip to Switzerland,