Jan 3, 2018 - 5:48 PM
Hello everyone. I'm making my MySwissAlps debut with this question,and request your help :)
Four of us (my wife and I, and my parents) will be in Switzerland for 3 days in the last week of April. While we have a good idea of what we'll do on the first and third days, we are conflicted between two options for Day 2. I request all Switzerland experts to please let me know their thoughts. While I appreciate and prefer slow travel, I unfortunately don't have the luxury of time on this leg of our trip!
Day 1- Milan-Lauterbrunnen. Plan to spend a relaxing day exploring Lauterbrunnen and nearby villages on foot.
Day 2- Lauterbrunnen-Lucerne. Store our luggage at the train station and explore Lucerne for around 3 hours. We need to be in Chur by the end of the day, and post exploring Lucerne, our choices seem to be:
(a) Lucerne-Vitznau-Rigi Kulm-Weggis-Lucerne-collect luggage-Chur (via Zurich/Thalwil), or
(b) Lucerne-Andermatt (enduring 3 train changes; unlikely that we'll have time for the ferry to Fluelen) and then Andermatt-Chur (the Oberalp Pass section of the Glacier Express, but on a regular- and not panoramic- train)
Day 3- Chur-Tirano on the Bernina Express. Tirano-Lecco on Lake Como.
Does either itinerary look feasible to you? Considering what we would have experienced during the rest of our trip, which option would you recommend for Day 2 and why?
I realize that we are looking at a significant amount of time spent on trains. If you'd like to suggest any alternatives, please do by all means.
PS: I'm considering getting the new Saver Day Pass for Day 2 but it's not mentioned in the 'International Guests' section of the SBB website. I'm assuming I am still eligible to buy one?
Many thanks in advance :)