Help with Swiss itinerary -5 nights with 2yr old

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Jun 17, 2018 - 10:21 PM


Can i get some ideas please to plan my vacation in Alps for 5 nights.

I will be based in Lucerne for 3 nights and in Wilderswil for 2 nights. 6th day i have to catch flight from Zurich in afternoon from Wilderswil.

We are family of 3 having a 2 yr old kid.

From the numerous forums and blogs i have few names of places that i would want to visit.

I need your help to final few things..

from Lucerne i think i can cover 1. Mt Titlis 2.Mt. Rigi 3. Mt.Pilatus

-we would surely want to do Mt. Titlis, shall we do another Mt ? we do not want to tick mark all the points and would want to take it easy.

considering weather conditions what options can i keep as Plan B ?

-we would be interested visiting any chocolate factory. is there any nearby from Lucerne ? (one option for bad weather conditions)

-Lake ride.. where and which ride is easy to take. considering having a toddler. is this also another good option to keep ?

-would be interested to take the mountain train ride. Can you please give some details on this ? there 3-4 rides i guess. Can we do any one in a half day ? which one is recommended ?

From Wilderswil

-jungfrau is one thats on list from this place. does this take whole day ?

-stroll in Lauterbrunnen / waterfalls / grindelwald

Can you please help me to finalise my itinerary please.

Many Thanks


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Jun 18, 2018 - 11:29 AM in reply to Aarti

Hi Aarti and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I think, along with Mt. Titlis, Mt. Rigi is a good options. Some nice hikes/walks can be found there. https://www.myswissalp

As a plan B for weather, the Museum of Transport is a good option (it also has "the chocolate experience" as part of the entrance there. https://www.myswissalp t

Another option could be taking the Golden Pass train route to Montreux and heading to Broc for teh Cailler chocolate factory (a full day). https://www.myswissalp

No, Jungfraujoch shouldn't take a full day. For that trip from Wilderswil or from any town to any other town or mountain, use the Swiss railways timetable to plan it: https://www.myswissalp

For other options on things to do in the Jungfrau region look here: https://www.myswissalp

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Jun 19, 2018 - 7:14 AM

Hi Aarti,

The museum that Lucas mentioned is a good option. It's really interesting and interactive. You'll find more bad weather options on our Lucerne and Interlaken pages:

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Jun 24, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Hi Lucas and Arno

Thanks for your feedback.

this can surely help me to plan..

the website is the best guide to plan the trip, very informative.

thank you

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Jun 24, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Hi Aarti

Just back from Swiss with my 2 year old and my wife.

3 days in Lucerne is good for

day 1- Pilatus- this covers lake, cable, mountain train. We did this in 6 hours.

day 2 - Rigi- also covers lake ferry, cable, mountain train. You may do this in 4-6 hours

day 3- titlis- covers train and cable. Need almost 6-8 hours.

just in case of weather, as suggested, transport museum is awesome. Spend full day for transport, planetarium and chocolate factory tour. Keep in mind it’s just a AV depiction of chocolate making and not a factory in itself there.

in wilderswil

day 1- schilthorn, this includes lautebrunnen, cable car, mountain train

day 2- Jungfrau

we did al the above at our child’s pace and all went well.


Last modified on Jun 24, 2018 - 6:28 PM by RAHEJAPARAG
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Jul 3, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Thank you for your inputs.

Just thinking its too much of mountains to visit... :)

anything else other than mountains to visit...

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Jul 3, 2018 - 11:54 AM in reply to Aarti

Mountains are typically why people come to Switzerland - a lot of them to choose from makes people here happy. :)

Other options could be museums or lake cruises or hikes. The links from Arno will give you some ideas.

Last modified on Jul 3, 2018 - 11:54 AM by Lucas

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