7 Day itinerary in Switzerland in early April 2017

7 Day itinerary in Switzerland in early April 2017

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samaje76
samaje76
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Jan 28, 2017 - 11:21 AM

MySwissAlps is really very informative forum for visitor.

I would like to share my itinerary I have prepared and I would like to have expert opinion on this itinerary

BASE 1 - Lauterbrunnen - 4 days stay

Day 1 - Excursion to Mount Pilatus

(Lucern --Boat-- Alpnachstad --Cogwheel-- Pilatus --Cablecar-- Frakmuntegg --Gondola- Kriens ). This is include trip includes the Lucern lake as well as Mount Pilatus

Question - Is it feasible or not and as mentioned in the time table mount Pilatus is operational from 20th May?

Day 2- Excursion to Jungfraujoch

Lauterbrunnen -- Train -- Jungfraujoch

Question - what is the weather condition during this period of time?

Day 3 - Excursion to Schilthorn

Lauterbrunnen --Bus-- Stchelbegr --Cablecar-- Gimmelwald --cablecar-- Murren -- cablecar--- Birg --cablecar-- Schilthorn

Question - On this day is it possible to include apart from Schilthorn?

Day 4 - Excursion to Mount Titlis

Engelbegr --cablecar-- Titlis or Engelbegr --Gondola-- Trubsee --Gondola--Stand--cablecar--Titlis

Question - Which route is best to reach Titlis as par as natural beauty is concerned?

BASE 2 - Zermatt - 3 nights stay

Day 1 - Excursion to Matterhorn

Day 2 - Glacier Express

Day 3 - Geneva Lake city Tour

Need your expert opinion on this itinerary, I am open to modify and adjust my itinerary as per opinion. All these are possible to cover them from the bases I chosen. Appreciate you your feedback and opinion.

Thanks and Regards

Annika
Annika
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Jan 28, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Hi samaje76, thanks for joining MySwissAlps!

Please find some answers and thoughts below:

  • yes, Pilatus can be visited in May. The route you described is the Golden Round Trip. Please see our Pilatus page for details;
  • weather in May can't be predicted. Basically it can range from warm, spring-like weather to cloudy or rainy conditions. Forecasts only start to become reliable a couple of days in advance. Please study myswissalps.com/bestti metovisit and myswissalps.com/weathe r. Our Jungfraujoch page may be of help as well;
  • on day 3 you could hike, e.g. between Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen or between Mürren and Grütschalp, and/or visit the Trümmelbach Falls. For a longer travel day you may like a boat trip on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz in the afternoon;
  • how to reach Titlis is explained here. Please consult the timetable as well. Note that it's a very long trip from Lauterbrunnen. It's easier to spend this day in the Jungfrau region too, or to plan an extra night in Lucerne in the beginning of your stay: Titlis is within easy reach of Lucerne;
  • you can't actually visit the Matterhorn, but you can enjoy the views from Gornergrat or Klein Matterhorn;
  • you can do part of the Glacier Express as day trip from Zermatt (e.g. as far as Andermatt), but making the whole ride and returning the same day is too much. Please see our Glacier Express page for suggestions;
  • note that Geneva is quite far off from Zermatt. If you want to visit the Lake Geneva region, Montreux is closer and thus an easier option;
  • I recommend you look into the 8 day Swiss Travel Pass and see if it fits your needs.
samaje76
samaje76
12 posts
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Jan 28, 2017 - 1:44 PM in reply to Annika

Thank you Annika for your valuable feedback, certainly I will look into them.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4486 posts
expert
Jan 29, 2017 - 1:25 AM in reply to samaje76

Hi samaje76

Also - on day 1, it is unusual to go to the Luzern area...Pilatus ....from the Bernese Oberland. Possible, but involves some long train rides. Why not stay near Luzern?

Perhaps a look at this map:

map.search.ch/

in combination with the timetable that Annika linked to would help you visualize this travel better.

Slowpoke

samaje76
samaje76
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Jan 29, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Thank you slowpoke for your valuable feedback and suggestions.

Certainly I looking for staying in Luzern.

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