Feb 9, 2018 - 11:54 AM
Hi Ellingjt, welcome to the forum and MySwissAlps!
I'd definitely minimize the number of bases. That will help to keep you flexible. I'd not stay in Bern, but longer in Lucerne. Then head into the mountains when the weather is good, and do you day trip to Bern on any other day. If you take the regional train from Lucerne via Schüpfheim to Bern, the scenery will be better than the fast InterCity trains.
Another thought is to switch the order of your trip: Montreux - Murren - Lucerne. I am assuming your 11:45 AM departure from Zurich is a flight? There are direct trains from Lucerne to the airport that take about an hour. So you could stay an extra night in Lucerne instead of shifting base again. Easter Sunday might indeed not be ideal for a city trip, but a hike, cable car ride, boat or train trip will be perfectly fine. A bit crowded perhaps if the weather is nice.
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Last modified on Feb 9, 2018 - 11:56 AM by Arno