Day trip from Zurich to Lucerne or Stein Am Rhein?

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Mar 4, 2018 - 1:37 PM

I’m trying to compare which of the above would be the better day trip to do for after 12pm on a Saturday in April. I’ll be from Zurich City. Here’s the rest of my itinerary in Switzerland

day 1-Zurich with day trip(Lucerne (mt pilatus) or stein am Rhein with Rhein Falls)

day 2- Zurich

day 3 - Grindelwald

day 4- First Cliff Walk activities

day 5 - Jungfraujoch

day 6- Interlaken

Simce I’ll be looking at alps day 3 and 4. Which would you suggest a day trip for day 1?

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Mar 4, 2018 - 4:43 PM in reply to sai771

Hi Sai771,

Tough call indeed. It depends on how interesting Mt. Pilatus looks to you (or the city of Lucerne itself). Stein am Rhein is a nice town near Zurich - you can read about my trip there last summer if it helps - here.

For a first time visitor I'd probably go with a visit to Lucerne and possible add Mt. Pilatus or Mt. Titlis or Mt. Rigi; over Stein am Rhein.

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