6 nights Jungfrau regio + optional Lucerne/Zurich

6 nights Jungfrau regio + optional Lucerne/Zurich

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AnnKL
AnnKL
3 posts
new member
Sep 6, 2017 - 6:07 AM

Hi, it will be our (me & husband) first visit to Switzerland in coming October. We will depart from Hallstatt to Salzburg of Austria to return rental car and take train from Salzburg to Switzerland on October 10th. We have two big luggages with us. We will leave Switzerland from Zurich Airport on October 16th at 2pm.

We wish to visit Interlaken, Grindelwald, First, Lauterbrunnen, Jungfraujoch with Lucern/ Zurich is optional. We also wish to take a scenic train if possible (thinking of golden pass line from Lucern to Interlaken, not sure if it is a good idea) as well as a boat trip in Interlaken.

We look for a budget but relax, free & easy trip with not too tight schedule. We have difficulties to determine which travel route and travel pass suits us best giving the above point of interest to visit.

For accommodation, would it be ideal to do 1 night in Interlaken, 3 nights in Grindelwald, 2 nights in Wengen? Or we should do 1 night in Lucern (looking at the long travelling hour from Salzburg), 1 night Interlaken, 2 nights Grindelwald & 2 nights Wengen?

Your tips and suggestions will be very appreciated. Thank you very much.

Arno
Arno
9617 posts
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Sep 6, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Hi AnnKL,

Welcome to MySwissAlps! Interlaken, Grindelwald and Wengen are all in the Jungfrau region and very close together. I'd strongly recommend to pick one base in the region and explore from there. Moving from hotel to hotel takes a lot of time and also leaves you with no flexibility: weather in the mountains is hard to predict and can change quickly. With one base you can pick your day trips based on the weather instead of being forced to do local trips because you happen to be there for 1 or 2 days. You can have a look at www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion to learn about the towns and villages to see which one you like best.

Apart from that 2 nights in Lucerne would be great as that's an attractive area too. One night is not enough in my opinion. You'll need one full day at least I'd say. Please see www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne.

Just let us know if any questions remain. Enjoy the planning!

Last modified on Sep 6, 2017 - 1:09 PM by Arno
Marki
Marki
64 posts
active member
Sep 7, 2017 - 5:45 AM

If you're staying 5 days or more the Jungfrau pass gets you on most all trains, gondolas, and boats in area except top of Europe.. You didn't say if you wanted easy walks in town or hiking on trails I prefer Wengen to Grindelwald as smaller and less touristy but that is personal preference. If you don't want to hike, taking the gondolas from Wengen to Mannlichen and then down to Grindelwald then up to First. Is good way to see Jungfrau area. Also easy walk from Lauterbrunnen down Lauterbrunnen valley and back is beautiful with lots of waterfalls. Mark

AnnKL
AnnKL
3 posts
new member
Sep 7, 2017 - 9:56 AM in reply to Arno

Dear Arno, many thanks for sharing your opinion & tips with us, really appreciate it :)

Last modified on Sep 7, 2017 - 10:02 AM by AnnKL
AnnKL
AnnKL
3 posts
new member
Sep 7, 2017 - 10:03 AM in reply to Marki

Dear Marki, many thanks for sharing your opinion & tips with us, really appreciate it :)

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