Jul 14, 2016 - 3:31 PM
I am planning a trip with my parents to Switzerland in August and a bit stuck with the itinerary, particularly given how expensive train travel will be. We fly into Zurich on 27 August. I know its a short time, but we just wanted a taster of the best parts for now. Places of interest are Lucerne and somewhere in/around Jungfrao i.e. Lauterbrunnen
The options are:
1. Stay in Zurich and plan day trips. Day trip 1 to Lucerne and Mt Rigi. Day trip 2 to maybe Rhine Falls or Interlaken if this is possible. What would the costs of the day trips be? This seemed an option as we found very reasonable accomodation in Zurich right by the train station.
2. 27 Aug - Explore Zurich and stay the night;
- 28 Aug - train to Lauterbrunnen via Lucerne. Spend the day in Lucerne, go across the lake and up Mt Rigi. Then take train to Lauterbrunnen and stay the night
- 29 Aug - explore Lauterbrunnen and take cable car upto Morren or Wengen. Go back to Zurich in the evening (as we have an early train on 30th - Bernina Express - and Zurich seemed to be best connection to Chur)
My preference is itinerary no. 2 but I am wondering whether it is too rushed? And I am also concerned of what the cost will be to do this.
Like everyone else, the itinerary is difficult to plan without understanding the costs of each option. I, like everyone else, am trying to understand whether it is worth getting a Swiss Pass for 3 days or whether I can manage on the itinerary above. This is proving a bit difficult to work out unfortunately - for example I can see that it is 113CHF for the Rigi Round Trip via Lake Lucerne but I am unable to ascertain how much of this I would save by having a railpass.
Any advise on itinerary and costs would be greatly appreciated!