Itinerary and travelling from Zurich to Zermatt?

Itinerary and travelling from Zurich to Zermatt?

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PaulaAlbano
PaulaAlbano
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Mar 8, 2018 - 12:40 AM

We will be travelling this coming June - We would like to start in Zurich -possibly stay a day or two - travel to Lucerne (Mt. Pilatus) and again stay a day or two - travel to Interlaken, then Lauterbrunnen, Grindewald and then Zermatt (but not sure how much time would be appropriate at each of these locations). Any information you can provide and best way to travel between these cities and towns would be appreciated (rail or bus). As well, if you can provide a time frame to spend in each place so that we enjoy the majority of sights this would help in booking hotels at each stop and how many nights we would need at each stop. Once in Zermatt, we would like to have a good viewing point for the Matterhorn - how would this be made possible-what do you recommend? Any assistance and advice you can provide us would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4485 posts
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Mar 8, 2018 - 2:13 AM in reply to PaulaAlbano

Hi Paula-

Welcome to MY Swiss Alps.

Sounds like a good plan.

Important to know for high altitude weather issues in the high Alps is:

When are you coming? And, how long will you stay?

Early June in he high Alps still has lots of snow blocking trails, fo r example. Not so at lower altitudes.

<<" Any information you can provide and best way to travel between these cities and towns would be appreciated (rail or bus).">>

Rail is the way to go. Check these links:

www.myswissalps.com/ge ttingstarted

There are lots of sub-links on this page. Please look through them.

www.myswissalps.com/ge ttingstarted

and, most important for planning travel times::

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Please read the intro page at this URL carefully.

Zermatt?

www.myswissalps.com/wh eretogo

www.myswissalps.com/ze rmatt

Zürich is my favorite city in Switzerland, but it is not usually our first recommendation , due to lack of mountain scenery. I like it for museums, restaurants, and cultural aspects.

If you know why you want to go there, by all means, do.

Otherwise, substitute Luzern (local German spelling) .

www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

Interlaken is a good travel hub. The villages to the south are more appealing as destinations in their own right:

www.myswissalps.com/be rneseoberland

www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/tips-about-wengen-and-the-jungfrau-region-by-kim

You can use the information in this website to learn the basics about the cities that interest you:

www.myswissalps.com/wh eretogo

Then you can form your own opinions about how long to stay in each one. For us to offer opinions, it would help to know what you like to do:

Hiking? Museums? Scenic trains? Historic Old Towns? Shopping?....etc.

In most of those location in the Summer months, it is easy to spend two weeks, instead of two days. So, your guidance is needed.

Slowpoke

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