3 days in and around Luzern/ Interlaken

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Jul 3, 2018 - 7:09 AM

Hello there,

I am coming with my wife and about-to-go-to-college teen for a 3.5 day trip to Luzern. We reach there tomorrow afternoon at 1 PM and have to leave by 6 pm on the 7th to catch a 9 PM flight from Zurich to Paris. I realize this is very late of course - but would still appreciate any help in planning what we can do.

I'd ideally like to spend the half day on Day 1 in Luzern. I'd like to spend perhaps 2 days in Interlaken region, including a train ride to Jungfraujoch. I am not sure about the last day - maybe Basel? My daughter and I are very keen on train rides of all kinds. We'd like to visit mountain tops and journeys in the countryside. I don't believe we are too keen on the lake boat excursions.

What would be the best way to organize the trip? And given the different regions - does it still make sense to buy a Swiss Rail Pass? Does it make sense to by the Jungfraujoch 3 day pass if we may not go more than 2 days there? Individual train tickets (point A to B) seem pretty expensive!

Please help!



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Jul 3, 2018 - 11:48 AM in reply to qsqt123

Hi Mahesh and welcome to MySwissAlps!

There are lots of mountains trip possible near Interlaken and Lucerne. I wouldn't worry about trying to visit other towns like Basel unless you have something there you want to do.

For an idea of all the activities you can do near those towns look here:

https://www.myswissalp s.com/lucerne/activiti es
https://www.myswissalp s.com/interlaken/activ ities

A 3 day Swiss Travel Pass for everyone, makes the most sense (your teen qualifies for a Youth version discount) https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ price

To see what routes and mountains are covered by the Swiss Travel Pass look at the PDF map here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ validity

And to plan out your trips between towns and mountains look to the Swiss railways timetable here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

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