Please help? Itinerary check and which Swiss pass?

Please help? Itinerary check and which Swiss pass?

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carebearfren
carebearfren
4 posts
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Nov 20, 2016 - 2:38 PM

Hi

I have came out with a detail plan and would like to seek help in deciding what travel pass will suit me better. Also please help me to check that my itinerary is feasible as well as if possible, some alternative in case i am faced with bad weather and cannot go to the highest point.

Day 1: Fly from barcelona (trying to find the earliest flight with luggage) to Geneva. Explore a little before taking the train to montreux. Visit château de Chillon.

Stay: Hotel Helvetie

Day 2: Montreux/ Lauterbrunnen

Golden pass train from Montreux to Lauterbrunnen

Any suggestion what i could do on my first day arrival. Likely 2pm.

Day 3: Lauterbrunnen

Visit Jungfraujoch> Glacier Cave > Trummelbach falls

Day 4: Lauterbrunnen

Visit: Ballenberg. Maybe venture around and stargaze at night.

Stay: Hornerpub Apartments

Day 5: Lauterbrunnen/ Luzern

Bern/ Picasso Museum, Spreuer Bridge, The Chapel Bridge

Day 6: Luzern

Mount Titlis

Stay: Altstadt Hotel Krone

Day 7: Luzern/ Zurich

Rhine falls. Should I do this or just spend the time exploring the old town? Based on all my earlier planning

Day 8: Zurich/ Departure (flight at 7pm)

Stay: Leoneck Swiss Hotel

This is the best planning i could manage for now. I am pending internal flight and also deciding my train passes.

For you comments please ^^

Cheers

Joey

Arno
Arno
10735 posts
expert &
moderator
Nov 20, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Joey! When will this trip be?

carebearfren
carebearfren
4 posts
new member
Nov 20, 2016 - 5:12 PM in reply to Arno

Thank you for the welcome. I am coming to visit in April 2017

Arno
Arno
10735 posts
expert &
moderator
Nov 21, 2016 - 6:30 AM

Hi Joey,

Note that the Trummelbach Falls open early April (don't know the exact date), so if you are there around that time you'll have to check with the tourist office if they are open. The rest of your itinerary looks fine to me.

Choosing between sightseeing options (e.g. Rhine Falls vs Lucerne) is a really personal decision, and also the weather of the day might be a factor. You'd best visit our attraction and town pages for more information. Bad weather activities can be found there as well.

As for the pass: either an 8-day Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card will work for you. The links provide all the details, and you can do the math if you want to be sure about which one is cheapest. The Swiss Travel Pass is more convenient as you don't need to buy tickets for most trips. Even Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus are free with that pass.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4691 posts
expert
Nov 21, 2016 - 9:09 AM in reply to carebearfren

Hi Joey-

Good to have several days in Lauterbrunnen. Good planning. Personally, I like Wengen better, but that is a matter for individual choice. The lower altitude of Lauterbrunnen means less snow or none in April. If you want to go up on the Jungfrau, you may need to pick a day without high clouds. In April, that may require some patience.

See:

www.myswissalps.com/ab outswitzerland/nature

especially:

www.myswissalps.com/we ather.

Also-

www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion

and -

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

Day 4 could be too full.

April is a good time to visit the Rhine Falls...lots of water from snow melt and Spring rains.

Frequent visitors to this forum know that the Falls are not high on my list, but I have seen some grand waterfalls elsewhere in the world. Many people enjoy the visit.

www.myswissalps.com/rh inefalls

The old towns of Zürich on both sides of the river are nice for a few hours of strolling. I particularly enjoy the Niededorf, in the Neumarkt area. The Lindenhof is a good focal point for the other side of the river.

Bring an umbrella. April can be rainy. (Or, snowy still in the high Alps.)

On day 7, you might enjoy the Rosengart Collection. Lots of Picassos there, too.

www.rosengart.ch/museu m_rosengart_en.php5

3 minutes from the main station.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Nov 21, 2016 - 9:13 AM by Slowpoke
carebearfren
carebearfren
4 posts
new member
Nov 21, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Sorry slowpoke. Did u say day 4 or day 5 is too full ?since day 4 I am only doing one spot ?

Just to clarify .

JJoey

carebearfren
carebearfren
4 posts
new member
Nov 21, 2016 - 4:32 PM in reply to carebearfren

Thank you for all the valuable informations. I will add them in and continue to improve my arrangement.

Cheers

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4691 posts
expert
Nov 21, 2016 - 4:47 PM in reply to carebearfren

Sorry - meant day 3

Slowpoke

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