Trip in March 2017, where should I be based?

Trip in March 2017, where should I be based?

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vipin0785
vipin0785
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Oct 14, 2016 - 5:59 AM

Hi

We are 2 adults from India planning to be in Switzerland from March 1 to March 6. We would be coming in from Paris- Basel train.

We intend to cover Lucerne, Jungfro, Titlis, Matterhorn and Pilatus. Would be having a 4 days swiss pass. The current offer on a 4 days swiss pass applicable till December 31, 2016 is an additional day free. So would have a 5 day pass at the rate of 4.

Need guidance on how to plan my itenary, where should I be based, planning and ticketing my excursions.

Would appreciate your response

Vipin Saboo

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Oct 15, 2016 - 1:43 AM in reply to vipin0785

Hi Vipin Savoo-

Welcome to My Swiss Alps

For a start-

check the links under :

www.myswissalps.com/ge ttingstarted

In particualr, check this:

www.myswissalps.com/be sttimetovisit

March is at the very end of the Winter season in the high alps. Many services are closed.

At lower altitudes, not such a problew. There are traces of Spring appearing.

Luzern would be a good base.

www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

Slowpoke

Kirts
Kirts
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Oct 15, 2016 - 5:17 AM in reply to vipin0785

Hi... I think you should do 2 nights stay in lucerne and cover mt pilates n mt titlis from there. Since you will cover them by afternoon u will have enuf time to explore the city or going to places like Zurich and zug which are equally beautiful. Rest of the nights u can make ur base at Interlaken and if u don't mind and are nature loving u sud definately stay at the place grindelwald which a 30 mins from Interlaken from train. It's just amazing. !! See all these places at you tube and plan ur journey accordingly. There are many scienic train routes like one is golden pass express and glacier express .. since u have Swiss pass u should make best use of it.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2641 posts
expert
Oct 15, 2016 - 9:41 AM in reply to Kirts

<<"I think you should do 2 nights stay in lucerne and cover mt pilatesn mt titlis from there. Since you will cover them by afternoon u will have enuf time to explore the city or going to places like Zurich and zug which are equally beautiful. R">>

Hi Kirts-

That depends a lot on what you mean by "cover."

Technically, I believe you are correct about having some time available.

In practice, there can be things to do to take time at both Titlis and Pilatus. And, the route to Pilatus offers variations that can take different amounts of time. Suppose that the weather is nice and you want to walk around and see the beautiful scenery at Titlis?

www.myswissalps.com/ti tlis

www.myswissalps.com/pi latus

If i were trying to do as you suggest, I'd look at the timetable:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

and plan my journeys. The destination station for Titlis is "Kleintitlis."

Adding a 2 hour round trip to Zürich afterwards would be stretching it, even if you did not leave the main station to walk around the city. If you do have time, Luzern itself is worth spending several hours exploring.

Slowpoke

PS -

Oh, by the way - the Forum rules request that you not use "text talk" shortcuts. It makes the messages harder to understand , especially if your reader is not an native English speaker.

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