Is this a good itinerary for 8 days in early May?

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Jan 7, 2017 - 12:43 AM

we have 8 days the first week of May

Basel for the morning then off to Zurich for two nights on to Tirano/st moritz for the night then bus over to Lugano spend the night in Como area then head to luzern and cruise the lake and go up mtn pilatus stay overnight get up early next day and take the golden express to montreux/Lausanne area and stay the night then over to zermatt for the night and back up to Zurich overnight and we fly out the next morning Any insights are appreciated

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Jan 7, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Hi misschloe,

You have picked some very nice routes. However, you have planned to stay just one or two nights in most places. That's very little time; bad weather could prevent you from doing any local visits to the peaks (or even see them from the valley). Staying longer in one place makes you more flexible. I would skip the two nights in Zurich, which is not in the mountains, and add those nights to other places.

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Jan 7, 2017 - 7:22 PM in reply to misschloe

Hi Misschloe -

In addition to Arno's comments, I might add that your day in the Luzern area seems pretty busy at first glance. However, a look at the timetable suggests that you might consider picking up the lake boat at Flüelen, and having lunch on board. After that, you could have time to head on to Luzern after a short stop at Pilatus Kulm via Alpnachstad.

With that routing, you could actually have some time to walk around Luzern.


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