Recommended day trips from Lucern?

Recommended day trips from Lucern?

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Nid
Nid
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May 14, 2018 - 8:25 AM

Hello!

I am travelling to Lucerne on 24th of May and reach there by 1pm. I have to back in Milan by 26 May night. So basically I have 24th half day , 25th full day and 26th half day.

On 24th I will start around 2pm for Mount Rigi. Will I have enough time to cover it?

On 25th, I am planning to go to Matterhorn glacier. What time should I start in the morning to have enough time to cover it.

On 26th, I am thinking either to go to Rhine fall or take Gotthard panaroma express for Milan. Please suggest which option is better.

Thanks, Nid

rockoyster
rockoyster
3388 posts
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May 14, 2018 - 10:19 AM in reply to Nid

Hello Nid and welcome to MySwissAlps,

24th should be fine.

25th is a long round trip to Zermatt. Use the SBB Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) just how long. If you want to go to see the Matterhorn I would stay at Zermatt that night and continue on from there to Milan via Domodossola.

26th take the Gotthard Panorama Express (www.myswissalps.com/go tthardpanoramaexpress) at least you are heading towards Milan that way. Plus it is a great trip.

Last modified on May 14, 2018 - 10:20 AM by rockoyster
Nid
Nid
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May 14, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Hi,

Thanks for your feed back. Actually I have booked my accommodation in Lucerne So I have to return to Lucerne on 25th.(And now it’s too late to find good accommodation in Zermatt) Do you think instead of Matterhorn, I will plan Mount Titlis trip.

Do I need reservations for Gotthard panaroma express? If yes then can I do it on the same day ie on 26th May.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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May 14, 2018 - 10:51 AM in reply to Nid

Up to you whether you want to spend a long day on a train to visit Zermatt or go instead to Titlis. I would go to Titlis.

If you want to travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express you do need reservations. I would be making reservations pronto. At this time of year you may be able to reserve on the day but maybe not. See www.myswissalps.com/go tthardpanoramaexpress/ tickets or bit.ly/2rFs1AV.

Nid
Nid
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May 14, 2018 - 12:03 PM in reply to rockoyster

On 26th, I can early check out from Lucerne and can take 5pm train from Zurich to Milan. Is there anything else I can do on that day, instead of taking Gotthard panaroma express.

Chantal
Chantal
944 posts
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May 14, 2018 - 4:04 PM in reply to Nid

What would be of your interest? Another city? Or a mountain? Or...

Have you checked our webpage on activities in Lucerne: www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne/activities?

Nid
Nid
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May 15, 2018 - 9:47 AM

I am not sure what I really want to do on 26th May in Lucerne🤔

Maybe after reaching Lucerne, I will decide on the day itself ( on 25th May)whether to go to Jungfrau, Klein Matterhorn or Mount Titlis after checking the weather. I have already bought the Swiss travel pass, can I buy the tickets required for cable car journey on the same day? Is the queue for buying tickets take lot of time.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3388 posts
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May 15, 2018 - 9:51 AM in reply to Nid

The queues in May should be minimal.

Klein Matterhorn is a fair way from Lucerne. Have you checked the SBB Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to see how much time you would spend sitting in a train to get there?

Last modified on May 15, 2018 - 9:53 AM by rockoyster
Nid
Nid
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May 15, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Yes, I know it takes minimum 4.5hr on each side but I really want to go either to Zermatt or interlaken. I will start my journey by 7am so I have enough time to go there and come back.

I think travelling time either to go to Jungfraujoch or Kleine Matterhorn is same.

how mush extra do I have to pay for Jungfrau or Matterhorn with a Swiss travel pass.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3388 posts
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May 15, 2018 - 10:50 PM in reply to Nid

You need to become familiar with the validity map you can download from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity to understand what discounts apply. For example you get 25% discount on the return trip from Wengen or Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch. The rest of the trip is free.

Jungfraujoch price list is at bit.ly/2J5H92u.

Matterhorn prices at www.zermatt.ch/en/shop /activities.

Nid
Nid
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May 16, 2018 - 7:14 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks .

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