Geneva, Wengen, Lucerne, Milan - 6 day itinerary

Geneva, Wengen, Lucerne, Milan - 6 day itinerary

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Aaliya
Aaliya
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Aug 23, 2017 - 12:05 PM

My husband and I will be in Switzerland for 6 days from 2- 7 Sep.

We will be staying 3 nights in Grindelwald and 2 nights in Lucerne.

Day 1 - Arrive Geneva station from Paris at 11:28 AM. Geneva to Grindelwald via Montreux, Zweisimmen taking the Golden Pass train.

Day 2 - Trip to Jungfrau and visit Tummelbach Falls.

Day 3 - Hike in the Wengen area , explore Interlaken and a boat trip in one of the lakes.

Day 4 - Trip to Mount Titlis , explore Lucerne city .

Day 5 - Visit Rhine Falls and Zurich city. Back to Lucerne

Day 6 - Lucerne to Arth Goldau to catch a train to Milan at 09:50 AM.

I will be pleased to make changes to follow your expert suggestions.

Please answer my questions.

  1. Is day 5 doable ?
  2. What time Arth-Goldau train should I take from Lucerne to have enough time to catch Milan train?
  3. Is Swiss Half Fare Card better for my itinerary ?
  4. Can I buy Swiss Half Fare Card from Geneva Station?

Thank you

Last modified on Aug 23, 2017 - 12:54 PM by Aaliya
Lucas
Lucas
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Aug 23, 2017 - 5:36 PM in reply to Aaliya

Hi Aaliya,

  1. Yes your itinerary is busy but doable. Day 3 will depend on how much hiking you want to do.
  2. You can search the timetable and it will tell you what trains to take in order to get from Luzern (or Arth-Goldau) to Milan.
  3. I think the Swiss Travel Pass is best for you, but you can do the math here, to compare the passes and find out for sure the best one for you though.
  4. You can buy either the Swiss Travel Pass or the Swiss Half Fare Card online or at the rail station.
    It is more convenient to buy it online though. It gets emailed to you for printing at home so you have it before you land here. Also it gives you an electronic back up in case you lose the pass.

Lucas

Last modified on Aug 25, 2017 - 8:08 AM by Arno
Aaliya
Aaliya
10 posts
new member
Aug 24, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Thank you Lucas,

Swiss Travel Pass is indeed very convenient. If i buy a 4 days STP then i will not have any pass to travel on day 5 .

Lucas
Lucas
5619 posts
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Aug 25, 2017 - 5:38 AM in reply to Aaliya

Yes, that's true. As you have 6 days of travel here you might want to look at the 8 day Swiss Travel Pass. Focus more on the pass cost than the fact you only need it for 6 days.

You may still come out ahead over buying the 4 day pass and then point to point tickets on the other 2 days. Another option that can sometimes work is the 4 day Swiss Travel Pass Flex to use it on the 4 most expensive travel days and then point to point on the other 2 days.

Use my link above (do the math) to compare those three options to see what would be best for you.

Lucas

Aaliya
Aaliya
10 posts
new member
Aug 25, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Thank you Lucas

I will compare all the above options.

What are the chances of having a clear day to visit Jungfraujoch on 3 or 4 September?

Weather forecast is predicting rain on those days.

Lucas
Lucas
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Aug 25, 2017 - 5:05 PM in reply to Aaliya

You can never know with the weather in the mountains - I wouldn't trust the forecast until the day before.

Lucas

Aaliya
Aaliya
10 posts
new member
Aug 27, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Thank you so much Lucas for all the help.

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