Sep 16, 2015 - 2:22 PM
I will be arriving in Zurich the morning of October 23rd and will be leaving from Zurich the morning of October 27th. I will be meeting up with my husband who will be in Rapperswil already for work. We have 3 full days together and have plans to travel to Lucerne and Interlaken. I am wondering is I can squeeze Bern in there or if it will be really tight.
My initial itinerary thoughts are:
Oct 23rd - arrive Zurich 8:00am. Tour Zurich by myself. Husband will travel to Zurich in the afternoon when he is done his work. Take late afternoon/early evening train to Lucerne in evening and spend night in Lucerne. Alternative to this is that I head straight to Rapperswil in the am and meet him there. We can then leave from Rapperswil to Lucerne.
Oct 24th - Tour Lucerne for the day. Take late afternoon/early evening train (5:00ish) to Interlaken. Spend night in Interlaken.
Oct 25th - Go up to 'Top of the World" Jungfrau early morning (I think this is the last day for the Good morning ticket, but I can still get other tickets as well, right?) Take later afternoon/early evening train to Bern. Spend night in Bern.
October 26th - Tour Bern. Take late afternoon/early evening train to Zurich. Spend night in Zurich.
October 27th - morning flight home from Zurich.
I am concerned that I am being way to aggressive with my itinerary and am looking for feedback. I really want to go to Interlaken, but think that I may have to choose between Bern and Lucerne, in which case I am leaning more towards Lucerne.
Also, as it will be late October I am planning for fall clothing, however heard that it can be -20°C on the top of Jungfrau. I'm trying to pack light and don't want to pack a fall jacket and a winter parka. Do I need hiking boots for Jungfrau if we are just planning the lookout or can I get away with my regular walking boots? I calculated train tickets based on this itinerary and don't think that the rail pass will be worth it, even with the discount at Jungfrau.
Any input/advice is welcome! I'm looking to make the most of my short stay in your beautiful country!