Mar 16, 2019 - 2:50 PM
Great trip you are planning and how wonderful to have a wide choice of when you go.
I also second the previous advice, late Aug/early September would be better than late Sept/early October as the weather will tend to be nicer and the days longer.
In addition, something to account for in Switzerland is that places tend to close specially in mountain areas if there are not many tourists, so you will have a wider choice specially when hiking as to chalets, etc.
For more information on what the weather is like and the weather forecast you can visit this page: www.myswissalps.com/we ather
The only reason I would think to go in late Sept/early Oct is to see more autumn colours if you're into photography or something (a friend of mine is and that's a lovely season to go hiking for that).
In terms of Lucerne, the city is the picture-perfect postcard town of Switzerland, so you will find crowds year round... it will not make much difference if you go there in late Aug or late Sept.
Here are some links to Lucerne day trip activities and some of the places you mentioned:
Hope this helps and have a wonderful trip!
Last modified on Mar 16, 2019 - 2:52 PM by Maria