9 days Zurich Lucerne Interlaken Geneva in October

9 days Zurich Lucerne Interlaken Geneva in October

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milredroyan
milredroyan
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Jun 29, 2016 - 6:19 AM

Dear All

We are planning a 10 day(9 nights) trip to Switzerland from Oct 8th to Oct 17th of 2016. We arrive in Zurich by afternoon on the 8th(jet lagged for sure). We were planning to stay in zurich for 2 nights, go to Interlaken or Lucerne depending on what you all suggest for 5 nights , 2 nights at geneva. We would like to cover, zurich lake, Mt Titlis, mt Rigis, jungfraujoch region, geneva lake. Pl suggest otherwise and anything else that we have missed out. dates are fixed. Itinerary is not. However we need to arrive at zurich and travel out of geneva.

Thanks in advance

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 29, 2016 - 8:23 AM in reply to milredroyan

Hi Milredroyan-

Good to see you on My Swiss Alps.

The links here can help with your itinerary planning:

www.myswissalps.com/ge ttingstarted

It is good to see tha you will work from a base or bases, which makes a more relaxing trip.

Much as i love Zürich, I think I'd work off my jet lag in Luzern.

About one hour from Zürich airport. Trains every 30 minutes, every other one direct with no change at Zürich main station.

The timetable will help you a lot on your trip:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

This map is useful. Under Points of Interest/Traffic, you can turn on icons for train stations, etc.

map.search.ch/

Some dicussions of various cites are under:

www.myswissalps.com/wh eretogo/towns

Some ideas about your interests or hopes for your visit would help us make comments. Mid October can still be good hiking weather, although snow is quite possible at high altitudes

Slowpoke

milredroyan
milredroyan
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Jun 29, 2016 - 10:01 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi, thanks much for a quick revert. We are travelling with our 10 year old son. Not interested in hiking or skiing. Love the scenic places and thats what we want to do. Yes we could skip zuric. Wanted to see the lake though. Maybe travel from Lucerne? We can then finish Titles nd Rigi before going to interlarken? Should we add something else? Will go through your links. Have been going thru this website a lot before posting these questions. Have some questions on the trains as well which i wil post once we finalise the places to stay and visit. thanks once again.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 29, 2016 - 12:36 PM in reply to milredroyan

<<"Wanted to see the lake though. Maybe travel from Lucerne?">>

Lake Luzern is more interesting....betr scenry, more variety, some high mountains.

i can post some pictures tomorrow.

Lake Zürich is easily accessible from Luzern, too. See map. Choose "Traffi"c under Points of Interest.

map.search.ch/

Slowpoke

milredroyan
milredroyan
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Jun 29, 2016 - 4:09 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi thanks much. So Lucerne 3 days, Interlarken 4 and geneva 2? Should i add , delete anything? Any other suggestion? Look forward.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 30, 2016 - 1:08 AM in reply to milredroyan

<<"Hi thanks much. So Lucerne 3 days, Interlarken 4 and geneva 2? Should i add , delete anything? Any other suggestion? Look forward">>

Looks good to me. There are always options... ;-(

Spend some time with the links provided and see if you are comfortable with that itinerary

Promised images will be posted tomorrow.

Slowpoke

maggiehorswell
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Jun 30, 2016 - 2:07 AM in reply to milredroyan

While in Lucerne, if the weather is not suitable for going up into the mountains, your son would love a visit to the Transport Museum.

Maggie

milredroyan
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Jun 30, 2016 - 3:17 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank u. Look forward to the pictures

milredroyan
milredroyan
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Jun 30, 2016 - 3:19 AM in reply to maggiehorswell

Oh yes he would love that. Thanks Maggie

milredroyan
milredroyan
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Jun 30, 2016 - 3:36 AM

Hi slowpoke

Is Montreux a better option or Geneva?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 30, 2016 - 4:30 PM in reply to milredroyan

<<"Thank u. Look forward to the pictures">>

Re- Pictures -

This thread has some pictures showing the southern part of the lake:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/the-swiss-path-and-southern-lake-lucerne

I have attached a few more from around the area.

I suspect that your son would enjoy a ride on one of the few lake boats that is steam powered and driven by paddle wheels. You can see the engine room. There is a railed opening in the deck and you look down on the engine operator. The noce icture of the lakeboat shows one with paddle wheels.

Pictures attached... a bit old, sorry for the technical quality of some of them.

I'll add a few more from nearer to Luzern in another post.

Slowpoke

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Slowpoke
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Jun 30, 2016 - 4:46 PM in reply to milredroyan

A few more pictures.

The internet is full of pictures of Luzern, too.

The picture of the "cow parade" cows returning to their barn for the winter was taken on the opposite side of the Bürgenstock peninsula from Luzern.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKWApHm9ypM

That You tube clip is from the Emmental- farm country north and west of Luzern.

This one is from the French speaking region.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kivFxlN9SDc

Look toward the end, in particular.

We were lucky to see some sunbeams one day from Rigi Kaltbad. There were so many clouds that we were afraid that there would be no views, but we had good luck near sunset.

Slowpoke

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Slowpoke
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Jun 30, 2016 - 4:51 PM in reply to milredroyan

<<"Is Montreux a better option or Geneva?">>

Check these and tell me what you think..

www.myswissalps.com/mo ntreux

www.myswissalps.com/ge neva

You can use the timetable to check travel time from Montreux to Geneva Aeroport.

Slowpoke

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Slowpoke
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Jun 30, 2016 - 5:03 PM in reply to milredroyan

I have posted a bunch of pictures from around Lake Lcerne.

To be fair, there is one place on the Zürichsee (Lake Zürich)that I find to be very beautiful.

Sometimes we go there by boat on arrival day (to Rapperswil) when jet lag makes us lazy.

About half way along the lake, between Rapperswil and Pfäffikon the water is very shallow, and there has been a bridge from the peninsula at Hurden to Rapperswill since prehistoric times. The road and rail cross the lake on the "Seedamm". There is a boardwalk through the nature preserve.

Pictures attached.

Slowpoke

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