Feb 17, 2018 - 5:22 AM
My wife and I are traveling to Switzerland in August (8/24 - 9/3) - flying into Zurich.
So many places to go, so many sights to see, we want to do it all but without leaving too many "base" cities to deter check ins/out. Our two bases are Lucerne and Lauterbrunnen. We will be obtaining the Swiss Rail pass for 8 days.
Please review our preliminary itinerary and let me know your thoughts, are we missing anything, are some not necessary, recommendations?
Day 1 - Land in Zurich, travel to Lucerne
Day 1-3 -
- Lucerne/Lake Lucerne
- Bern (Half-day trip)
- (maybe day trip to Lake Geneva?)
Day 4 - Travel to Lauterbrunnen. Spend evening there
Day 5-8 - Staying in Lauterbrunnen. Depending on weather - we plan on seeing:
- Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe)
- (Maybe a day trip to Zermatt to see Matterhorn?)
Day 9 - Travel to Zurich (spend evening there).
Day 10 - Fly out of Zurich
We really want to see Lake Geneva and Zermatt/Matterhorn, but we know with our two base cities these are both long day trips. Are these worth making time? Is one a must do?
Thanks again - Cheers!