First Switzerland itinerary - how to improve?

First Switzerland itinerary - how to improve?

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Jaspreet Sud
Jaspreet Sud
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Jun 4, 2018 - 6:28 AM

Hello Folks,

We would be travelling to Switzerland for the first time and are very excited for this trip. We are spending 5 nights here and would need suggestions on the itinerary given to us by our travel agent. I would be travelling with my wife and 5 year old son. Trip is planned for Mid August.

Day 1 : Arrive in Zurich in Afternoon and take the train to Lucerne with Swiss pass. Check-in at hotel and Evening enjoy boat ride in Lucerne. Go back to hotel post that.

Day 2 : Go to Mount Titlis and spend the rest of the day in Lucerne roaming around as he has not included anything in the itinerary.

Day 3 : Take a train trip to Interlaken and do anything on our own there. Come back to hotel in Lucerne.

Day 4 : Leave from Lucerne to Zurich via train and visit Rhine falls in the evening.

Day 5 : Leave from Zurich to Paris for the next leg of our tour.

This seems to be very lean itinerary for a 5 day trip and looks like we are missing out a lot of stuff in Switzerland. I need some suggestions on how we can improve our itinerary. If that means adding a couple of days in the trip, we do not mind. Idea is to enjoy visiting Switzerland and have loads of fun.

Thanks in Advance.

Regards,

Jaspreet

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 4, 2018 - 11:39 AM in reply to Jaspreet Sud

Hi Jaspreet and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Day 2: for ideas on what to do in Lucerne look here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/lucerne/activiti es one suggestion there is the Swiss Museum of Transport which your son will love.

Day 3: I'd look at Thun and or Brienz over Interlaken. If you want another mountain visit go to Schilthorn as it is free with the Swiss Travel Pass.

instead of the Rheinfalls what about a trip to the Appenzell region from Zurich?https://www.myswissalp s.com/forum/topic/eben alp-appenzell-from-zurich-day-trip

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Jaspreet Sud
Jaspreet Sud
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Jun 4, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Thank you Lucas.

this helps.

Here is how am planning now.

Day 2 : Post mount Titlis visit, we will go to Swiss Museum of Transport.

Day 3 : Will go to Schilthorn instead of Interlaken.

Day 4 : Will go to Zurich from Lucerne and spend the day at Bahnhofstrasse. Evening we will see the fall and come back to the hotel.

What do you suggest on this?

Thanks for help.

Regards,

Jaspreet

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 4, 2018 - 7:42 PM in reply to Jaspreet Sud

That can work well yes. :)

Jaspreet Sud
Jaspreet Sud
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Jun 5, 2018 - 1:50 AM

Thank you once again for help.

Cheers

bsrastogi72
bsrastogi72
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Jun 5, 2018 - 4:37 AM

Hi,

You can also go to Jungfrau on D3 from Interlaken...It's beautiful. Take the Panorama Express ( Lucerne - Interlaken Express - book tickets a day before for panorama coach). Your son would love The Alpine sensation ( Moving walkway), snow-boarding, Ice Flyer etc, at top of the mountain. From Interlaken Ost.(East), go up via Grindelwald and come back via Luaterbrunnen to enjoy different views. You get 25% discount with your Swiss Travel Pass from Grindelwald to Luaterbrunnen. You may have to pay a little extra for the panorama coach from Lucerne to Interlaken ( otherwise free on STP in a normal coach).

Zurich Zoo is also a great attraction for a 5 yr old, you can take tram 6 from Zurich station to the zoo (final stop). Check it out on its website - www.zoo.ch/en

rockoyster
rockoyster
3586 posts
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Jun 5, 2018 - 5:39 AM in reply to bsrastogi72

Hello Bharat,

The Luzern - Interlaken Express is not really classified as a panoramic train despite having slighly larger than normal windows and forming part of the Golden Pass Line (www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass). There is no "panoramic" versus "normal" coach and reservations are not normally required.

For Jaspreet's benefit it is worth noting that the excursion to Jungfraujoch (where 25% discounted tickets are required from Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch) is much more expensive than the one to Schilthorn which is free with the STP. The price schedule for Jungfraujoch is here.

Also Jaspreet, if visiting Schilthorn a very nice circuit to do is from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp (cable car), Mürren (train), Gimmelwald (cable car), Stechelberg (cable car), Lauterbrunnen (bus). From Mürren you head up and back to Schilthorn and have the opportunity to stop at Birg and experience the Thrill Walk. In between Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen the bus stops at the Trummelbach Falls. Well worth a look.

Jaspreet Sud
Jaspreet Sud
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Jun 5, 2018 - 6:04 AM

Rastogi Ji, Rockoyster, Thanks for the suggestions guys. Basis these inputs i will revisit the itinerary.

Cheers.

Amalfi
Amalfi
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Jun 7, 2018 - 11:42 AM

Jaspreet , I am just back from Switzerland and these are my personal suggestions -

1) Skip Interlaken. Busy and without charm.

2) Take the Mt.Rigi trip from Switzerland Trip. You can see the Green hill top meadow vistas with wildflowers which are common in Bollywood Film Songs

3) Murren to Gimmelwald easy half hour downhill hike . Beautiful vistas again. Your 5 year old will most likely outpace you on this trail.

4) Choose a mountain top to visit - I recommend Jungfraujoch.

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