Jan 31, 2018 - 12:16 PM
in reply to jayakumarnn
Hi Jay and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Choosing between Zurich, Lucerne and Grindelwald is a tough choice.
Zurich is best for shopping and visiting art galleries and museums (the big city here). Lucerne is a medium city located on Lake Lucerne with quick access to several nearby mountains (Mt. Pilatus, Rigi and Titlis).
Grindelwald is an alpine village nestled in the Alps with easy access to the bigger mountains in Switzerland (Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn).
If your focus is on exploring the mountains mostly (even if only doing limited hiking) I would choose Lucerne, Grindelwald and Zermatt for your 3 bases. However, if Zurich appeals to you than I would take out Lucerne as it and the nearby mountains can be done as day trips if wanted from Zurich.
The Swiss Travel Pass will cover your travel between towns and some of the mountain trips you may take (if not fully covered you will get a discount of between 25% & 50% usually). You can buy the Swiss Travel Pass online here to have it emailed to you. For details on what is covered by the Swiss Travel Pass click here for a PDF map and attraction list.
Be sure to read through the links above to get a good idea on what to see and do in each area.
Be sure to let us know if you have more questions. Also use the Swiss railways timetable to plan out your trips anywhere in the country.
Last modified on Jan 31, 2018 - 12:17 PM by Lucas