Mar 17, 2012 - 4:27 AM
Hi pokoyo! Yes, your itinerary is doable. Some longer trips are included, but they can still be completed all within one day. I think you've already discovered the timetable, allowing you to check traveling times for each trip, right? Some further answers:
- There's a chocolate factory at Flawil, but I'd rather spend my time in Zurich if I were you. Browsing this forum and visiting the Zurich tourism website will provide you with lots of tips.
- A visit to Rigi from Lucerne will take about half a day.
- You could spend about one hour each at Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg and Grindelwald on day 5. That will result in a complete day trip, but it's worth your time, especially if weather is nice.
- The trip to Gruyères can best be made from Interlaken, not from Lucerne. It's hard to say whether you should go for that ride, or enjoy the scenery near Interlaken; both are great and it's a matter of personal preference. You can decide on the spot, depending on weather circumstances in both areas.
As for rail passes: will you be traveling by yourself of with someone else? If you're not on your own, you're better off profiting from the current 2 for 1 offer
on the 4 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. It allows 4 days of free traveling, to be used for your first and last day and for two other days in between (in your case, I'd say you should use day 1, day 3 - Rigi is for free on a free travel day -, day 6 and your last 7th day as free travel days). On the remaining days, a 50% discount will be granted. Further specifics and a downloadable map showing the area of validity can be found at the Swiss Flexi Pass page
If you will be traveling by yourself, the Swiss Half Fare Card
is a good choice indeed. The trips you list are covered. Please refer to the Swiss Half Fare Card page
and the validity map too.
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