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new member
Mar 28, 2012 - 12:13 AM
Hello all,

My husband and i am planning a vacation in Switzerland in April. Tentative itenary is as follows. your suggestions would be highly appreciated.
April 12: Zurich
Arrive at at Zurich airport at 2 pm
Take a train to Lucerne, Explore lucrene on foot.

April 13: Lucerne to Mount Titlis, morning excursion
Explore Lucerne in the evening, may be an evening cruise on lake?
April 14:
Golden pass train
Go to chateau de chillon, wineyards and mountrex.
April 15: Today we have to check in to our hotel in beaten berg
So take an early train to Interlaken and leave luggage at the railway station.(i assume that its possible?)
Go to schilthron and on the way back visit bateaus caves.
Collect luggage from interlaken and proceed to beatenberg.
April 16:
Early morning trip to Jungfraugoch
Day 17: early morningtrain back to Paris
As for the logistics i have a 4 day swiss pass, which i am planning to use from 13-16th April. For the first day i plan to buy tickets at zurich airport to travel to lucrene( i am not aware of any other options that i have)
As for the help needed,
i would like to know how i can improve my itenary?
Secondly can i combine jungfraugoch and Schilthorn on same day so i can utilise one day to see matterhorn?

Thank you :-)
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expert &
Mar 30, 2012 - 11:40 AM

Hello Ramyaiyer, and welcome to the forum! Your itinerary looks doable. The Golden Pass trip to Montreux on April 14 is very long though. It will be hard to visit the castle, vineyards and Montreux itself and return to Lucerne the same day. That is, I assume that you want to get back to Lucerne that same evening? Or do you plan an overnight stay in Montreux? In that case you'd have more time to explore the surroundings. The general timetable and the Golden Pass timetable will provide you with more information on traveling times.

Yes, Schilthorn and Jungfraujoch can be combined on one day, but visiting one out of two would be fine as well. I wouldn't add the Beatenberg caves at the same day too if I were you. A one day visit to Zermatt and the Matterhorn can be done, but requires a long trip as well.

You can leave your luggage in the lockers at the Interlaken railway station or ask for possibilities at the luggage department.

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new member
Apr 1, 2012 - 1:02 PM
Hello Annika and thanks a ton for your reply. Yes i will need to return back to lucrene on april 14 since the hotel is already booked and is paid for:( Well to make it simple what i am interested is to see chateau de chillon, can you suggest any better way in which i can do it? or do you suggest some other interesting excursion for April 14?
Noted that a trip to Matterhorn would be quite long, so i have decided i will keep it for my next visit.

7118 posts
expert &
Apr 2, 2012 - 11:55 AM
Hi Remya! You will manage to visit Chateau de Chillon and return to Lucerne the same day, if the traveling times displayed in the timetables I mentioned are acceptable to you. I just don't think you'll be able to get to the vineyards and Montreux as well. There are lots of alternatives though. Consider Rigi and Pilatus near Lucerne for example, or check this day trip overview for trips near Interlaken.
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new member
Apr 11, 2012 - 3:35 AM
Hi Ramya,
We are just back from switzerland...just go through my trip report that i've posted on april 7th .It may give you some idea.
Consider the round trip with lake cruise and train to Rigi...which will be beautiful ( free with swiss pass) ...it'll take about half day.
Dont combine jungfrau and schillthorn,,,as you wont find time to enjoy on the top...you'll be in a hurry to visit the other one.
Have a great time in switzerland.


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