6 Day Swiss trip advice Dec (with New Year's eve)

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travelworld
travelworld
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Sep 6, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Hello All,

I am planning trip to Swiss from Dec 27 to Jan 1. I will be coming from Stuttgart with my wife and 3 yr daughter. I am looking for itenary / advice for my trip planning. I am thinking of staying at Basel and can travel from there to other places. For 31st am planning to be in Zurich and can stay there for 1 night to enjoy 31st eve, fireworks. For other days i am planning to visit Bern, Interlaken, lucerne. Can I cover all these places in 6 days. I am open for suggestions and can make changes to my initial (rough) plan. I am looking for not very hectic trip and spend quality time exploring nature, and enjoy 31st eve. This is my visit to Swiss and looking for advice to better plan my trip.

Thank You.

Annika
Annika
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Sep 6, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Hi travelworld,

Great that you get to spend a few days in Switzerland next December. If you like to explore nature, I would recommend not to pick Basel as your base town. It takes quite some time to travel to the prettier regions from there. Consulting the timetable will help you understand about traveling times. Instead you can look into Lucerne and/or the Jungfrau region. Both are much more scenic than Basel and offer a wide range of mountain tops and viewing points. Our section on how to plan your trip may be helpful too.

travelworld
travelworld
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new member
Sep 7, 2017 - 2:30 PM in reply to Annika

Thank you for your reply.

Is it a good idea to make Base at Lucerne for first 3 - 4 days and for 31st stay at Zurich and spend 31st and 1st in Zurich?

Also Can you let me know what regions i can cover from Lucerne .

Thank You.

Arno
Arno
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Sep 7, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Hi travelworld,

Seems like a good plan to me! Things to do in and around Lucerne can be found on our Lucerne page (Annika gave you the link). Likewise our Zurich page offers tips too.

travelworld
travelworld
4 posts
new member
Sep 14, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Hello,

Below is the itenary which I have prepared,

27/12/2017: Zurich to Lucerne (stay at Lucerne) and explore Lucerne

28: lucerne to Mt titlis

29: lucerne to interlaken via golden pass (stay at interlaken)

30: interlaken to chur via glaxier express then chur to zurich (stay at zurich)

31: Zurich - Rhine Falls (Stay at Zurich)

01: Zurich

I am not queit sure if I have planned this itenary well, am mostly confused for 29 and 30. is this plan feasible.

If I take golden pass from lucerne to interlaken then can I travel back to lucerne in same day? then I will make base only at Lucerne.

Also suggest which travel pass is suitable for me.

Thank You.

Lucas
Lucas
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Sep 14, 2017 - 11:42 PM in reply to travelworld

Hi travelworld,

On the 29th this is an easy trip - just less than 2 hours. So it would be easy to explore Interlaken area and return to Lucerne that day if you want - though that makes for a longer day to get to the Glacier Express (see below).

So on the 30th you can't take the Glacier Express to Chur from Interlaken itself. What you would do is train to Andermatt and then board the Glacier Express to Chur and continue on to Zurich. The Glacier Express runs between Zermatt and Chur.

You can use the Swiss railways timetable here to help plan out your trips.

As for rail passes please read our page on how to choose the best rail pass here for help. I would probably look at the Swiss Travel Pass in your case.

Lucas

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