Dec 7, 2016 - 9:58 PM
Hello, new here! I will be making my first trip to Switzerland in May of 2017 (8 days, 9th day for flight).
To get started I will be traveling solo
Ive looked into weather for this time of the year and understand it is unpredictable and can be a hit or a miss for this time of the year depending on which region. If anyone has anymore input on weather please do share. Obviously better weather would be preferred but I'm just happy to be going.
I fly into Zurich and will be arriving in the morning of the 18th and immediately taking the train for Lucerne (i will be getting the travel pass). I plan on staying in Lucerne from the 18th to the 20th. 1st day will be for exploring local lucerne and possibly even a hike around the lake.
2nd day im looking at a day trip to mt. Rigi. I check out in the am on the 20th and will go straight to the boat to start the mt. pilatus day trip (i would have done pilatus the day before but the golden trip does not start till the 20th). Upon returning from that I will take the train to my next base in Lauterbrunnen.
I plan on spending another two full days there exploring the Jungfrau region. This is where I am at in my itinerary so far. Since I will be arriving in lauterbrunnen with half a day left I figured id stay local and check out the falls. Beginning my first full day there I saw a paragliding trip that id certainly would be interested in, after id venture to Wengen and hike Kleine Scheidegg. Upon reaching that point id continue on to grindelwald and spend sometime there. This is where ive run into a question! Id still have half a day left in grindelwald and would like to goto First but i noticed the gondola stops around 4 or 5pm. Would there be any of form of transportation to get back to lauterbrunnen at that point?
The 2nd full day id like to see Harder Klum and possibly venture into Murren. I have yet to decide where to go after this as i am checking out on the 23rd.
Ill have 3 full days left at this point. Any suggestions? Zermatt? Montreux? Lusanne? I plan on heading back to Zurich the day before flying out (26th) so i can the city.
Any and all insight would be welcomed.
I am looking forward to this trip! Thank you!