Suggestions on 7 Day travel itinerary

Suggestions on 7 Day travel itinerary

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pratul
pratul
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Feb 2, 2015 - 10:07 AM

Hello all,

I am planning a 7 days (starting 27th March 2015) Switzerland trip and have prepared a list of places to visit. This is my 1st draft of itinerary.

I need suggestions on addition or deletion or any improvements in the itinerary that I have prepared.

How would be weather in end of march from the perspective of visiting below mentioned places?

How does internal transfer from hotel to station takes place?

Which rail pass should I take for this travel?

Day 1 (27th March ) Reach Zurich (10: 25 am) and take a train to Lucern. Hotel accomodation in Lucern.

Day 2 Lucern Mount Rigi trip ad back to Lucern.

Day 3 Lucern to Mt. Titlis and back lucern and take a train to Interlaken. Stay in Hotel in Interlaken

Day 4 Cogwheel train excursion to Jungfraujoch, Overnight in Interlaken

Day 5 Interlaken - Zermatt- Interlaken, Overnight in interlaken

Day 6 Golden pass from Interlaken to Montreaux, Montreux to Zurich, Overnight Stay in Zurich.

Day 7 Flight Back home.

Last modified on Feb 2, 2015 - 4:34 PM by pratul
Arno
Arno
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Feb 3, 2015 - 8:32 AM

Hi pratul,

Your itinerary looks pretty realistic, although day 5 and 6 are quite long. They are doable though. Since you move around a lot there's a chance that the weather will not be good enough (cloudy, rain, snow) for peak visits when you're there, so be sure to be flexible and have alternative plans. The weather in March is usually pretty chilly in the valleys and cold (freezing) at peaks like Mount Titlis.

You can consider either an 8-day Swiss Travel Pass, or a Swiss Half Fare Card. The major difference is that a Swiss Travel Pass includes nearly everything (incl. Rigi) for free, while the Swiss Half Fare Card requires you to buy discounted tickets for each trip. As for the Jungfraujoch excursion: the Swiss Travel Pass covers part of the trip for free and the other part is 25% discounted. The Swiss Half Fare Card provides a 50% discount on the whole trip. This trip is about CHF 30 cheaper with the Swiss Half Fare Card. Please see the links for all further pass details.

If you pick the right hotels you can simply walk from the station to the hotel. We have compiled an overview of rail traveler friendly hotels here. Hotel suggestions can also be found on each of our town pages. If you need city transport: that is free as well with a Swiss Travel Pass.

pratul
pratul
2 posts
new member
Feb 6, 2015 - 9:24 PM in reply to Arno
Can Mt. Pilatilus or Mt. Titlis either of the two and rhine falls can be covered in a day? If yes how to go about it. Please Help.
Annika
Annika
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Feb 7, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Hi pratul,

Mount Pilatus will be closed until March 31 at least (please see here). It's quite a lot to combine two excursions on a single day. It takes about 2 hours to reach the Rhine Falls from Lucerne. Then 2h45 to reach Engelberg, where the cable car to Mount Titlis starts. Please see the links and the timetable for further details on how to plan this.

Combining Mount Rigi and the Rhine Falls would be more time efficient (first the falls, then to Arth-Goldau to start the Rigi trip).

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