8 days budget trip around Switzerland in October

8 days budget trip around Switzerland in October

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Yajun
Yajun
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Sep 7, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Hello, friends:

we(two girls) are going to Switzerland from Austria on Oct 1, the below is our plan:

1. Oct 1st: arrive Murren or somewhere close

2. Oct 2nd: hiking up the mountain Schilthorne and stay in one of the hut (would like to know which one is the best choice)

3. Oct 3rd: hiking down the mountain and stay in either Interlakes or somewhere

4. Oct 4th: visiting the mountain Jungfrau leaving for Geneva

5, Oct5th: visit Geneva

6. Zurich a few days.

we would like to know where to stay is the best for our trip around mountains and our budget is very tight.

Thank you very much.

Arno
Arno
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Sep 8, 2016 - 5:49 AM

Hi Yajun,

Regarding Oct 1/2, this has already been answered: myswissalps.com/ forum/topic/ hiking-to-the-summit-of-the-schilthorn.

I would skip Geneva and Zurich. You only have a few days and I would recommend to spend that time in or near the Alps, unless you have specific goals (museums?) in Geneva and Zurich. Staying in or near Interlaken and Lucerne allows many scenic day trips.

You'll find hotel suggestions on the pages I linked to. These pages might interest you as well:

Yajun
Yajun
7 posts
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Sep 10, 2016 - 12:48 AM in reply to Arno

Hello, Arno:

thank you very much! Would you mind to give the link to the hut?

Arno
Arno
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Sep 10, 2016 - 4:44 AM in reply to Yajun

Hi Yajun,

Which hut do you mean?

Yajun
Yajun
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Sep 10, 2016 - 5:12 PM in reply to Arno

Hi, Arno: We plan stay on the top of mountain one night. There are two huts available according to my research, there are two huts around there: Rotstockhütte and schilthornhuette. I donot know how to book those huts when I opened the website and also I do not know which one is the best one for my trip, could you give me some suggestions about it, thank you very much.

ya Jun

Arno
Arno
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Sep 11, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Hi Yajun,

As far as I know both huts should be open early October. the RotstockHütte can be booked online, the Schilthornhütte only by phone. Either hut will do. It depends on the trail you intend to take. From Mürren, the shortest route is via the Schilthornhütte. You can do the hike in a day, so staying in a hut is not required. It all depends on what you want.

Here are some links:

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2652 posts
expert
Sep 15, 2016 - 7:08 AM in reply to Yajun

Hi Yajiun-

I'll reinforce Arno's comments about Zürich.

I'd definitely stay in Luzern instead of Zürich. It has a much greater variety of scenery and things of interest to the casual or first time tourist. If you do want to go to Zürich for specific reasons, it is about a 45-60 minute train ride by frequent trains.

You can also consider Zürich airport to be the airport for Luzern... good train connections, including a direct train with no changes with a stop in Zürich main station, that takes about an hour once per hour, in addition to those connecting through Zürich main station with a change of trains there.

I like Zürich a lot....for the cultural activities ....but not so much for scenery.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Sep 15, 2016 - 7:12 AM by Slowpoke
Yajun
Yajun
7 posts
new member
Sep 15, 2016 - 5:26 PM in reply to Slowpoke

hello, my dear friends:

as matter of fact, we listened you two and changed our plan. we are not going to Geneva and Zurich but Lucerne for a few days. any suggestions around there?

Thank you very much

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2652 posts
expert
Sep 15, 2016 - 6:24 PM in reply to Yajun

Hi yajun-

Please check the link for Luzern that Arno posted in his first reply.

Also -

www.myswissalps.com/ce ntralswitzerland

Here is a nice hike that might interest you. Not as demanding as climbing the Schilthorn...;-). Actually, there a few ideas in that link.

Also-

www.lakelucerne.ch/en/ timetable-fares/timetable/

Slowpoke

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