Trip to Lucerne, Interlaken & Zermatt in September

Trip to Lucerne, Interlaken & Zermatt in September

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noni1112
noni1112
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Jan 23, 2018 - 1:58 AM

I am planning for my trip to Switzerland with husband for September 2018. I would like the community's advice in whether my itinerary is ok and covered under Swiss Pass.

Day 1 : Arr Zurich and straight to Lucerne, overnight in Lucerne

Day 2 : Mt Titlis & Old Town, Boat ride Lake Lucerne, overnight in Lucerne

Day 3: Move to Interlaken, visit Lauterbrunnen (Trummelbach Falls), Grindelward (Glacier Gorge), overnight in Interlaken

Day 4: Day trip to Zermatt, visit Matterhorn, Gornegrat, overnight in Interlaken

Day 5: Move to Zurich, visit Rheine Falls

Day 6 : Back home

Thank you.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 23, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Hello noni and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Day 4 is going to be long. I would consider overnighting in Zermatt and going direct from there to Zurich. If you miss Rheinfalls it will be no great loss.

If you go to Zermatt make sure that at least in one direction between Spiez and Zermatt you go via Kandersteg. You will then travel on the Regio-Express Lötschberger train over the traditional, more than 100 year old mountain route, giving you a wonderful view along the impressive peaks and down into the Rhone Valley.

Titlis from Engelberg and Gornergrat from Zermatt give you 50% discount if using the Swiss Travel Pass.

For a real Swiss experience return to Zurich from Zermatt via the iconic Glacier Express to Chur.

Last modified on Jan 23, 2018 - 2:07 PM by Chantal
noni1112
noni1112
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new member
Jan 24, 2018 - 1:03 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster

Thank you for the suggestion. Would consider overnight in Zermatt but not too keen in having too many base, hence the overnights only in Lucerne and Interlaken. On that note, I also read through the forum that Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen or Wengen is more preferable than Interlaken. Any thoughts?

On another note, how many days Swiss Pass do you suggest I purchase? My initial thought would be a 4 days Swiss Pass.

Thank you

rockoyster
rockoyster
3688 posts
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Jan 24, 2018 - 1:21 AM in reply to noni1112

Wengen is my pick but it makes for a longer round trip to Zermatt.

A 4 day Swiss Travel Pass should work well. You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

noni1112
noni1112
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Jan 25, 2018 - 6:04 AM

I am also looking at day trip around Jungfrau region for my day 3. Looks like my options would be either train Lauterbrunnen - Murren - Schilthorn or train to Wengen - Mannlichen - Grindelwald. As I possible may only have mid-morn till end of day, which route would you recommend and what sights I should not miss?

Thank you

rockoyster
rockoyster
3688 posts
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Jan 25, 2018 - 6:52 AM in reply to noni1112

If you are at Lauterbrunnen a very nice circuit to do is to Grütschalp (cable car), Mürren (cogwheel train), Gimmelwald (cable car), Stechelberg (cable car), Lauterbrunnen (bus). From Mürren you can easily visit Schiltorn if you have time. In between Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen the bus stops at the Trummelbach Falls which is well worth a visit.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jan 25, 2018 - 8:38 AM in reply to noni1112

Hi noni1112,

Be sure you check the validity map of the Swiss Travel Pass and note the list of attractions that are covered fully or only partially by the Swiss Travel Pass.

You can buy the Swiss Travel Pass online here. You can have to emailed to you to print at home for convenience (and you have en electronic backup).

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