8 night Switzerland itinerary in mid October

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jatinsmehta
jatinsmehta
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May 25, 2018 - 4:06 AM

Hello guys, need you suggestions on my 8 night itinerary.2 couples & 2 kids aged 5 & 10 in mid - october

Zermatt : 2 nights, Lauterbrunnen : 3 nights, Lucerne : 3 nights

Day 1 : Reach Zurich airport at 8 AM, transfer to Zermatt, explore the town, night stay

Day 2 : Gornergrat, night stay

Day 3 : Transfer to Lauterbrunnen, night stay

Day 4 & 5 : Lauterbrunnen night stay : Explore Jungfrau, Schilthron, Trummelbach falls , explore town

Day 6,7 & 8 : Lucerne : Mt.Pilatus, Mt.Titlis, Mt.Stanserhorn – CabriO , Lake Lucerne, Harder Kulm

Day 9 : Reach Zurich airport at 6.30 Am

Does my itinerary seems doable or it requires changes to incorporate other sightseeing areas, Can I somehow squeeze in a trip to chocolate & cheese factory?...I can't stay beyond 8 nights so please suggest accordingly

Thanks

Lucas
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May 25, 2018 - 7:15 AM in reply to jatinsmehta

Hi Jatinsmehta,

Why not go to Lucerne first? After Lucerne head to Montreux on the Golden Pass route, early in the morning, store your luggage there and head to Broc and Gruyere for the factory visits? Then head to Zermatt that evening via Montreux.

So leave Lauterbrunnen as your last visit. You should also do Harder Kulm from Lauterbrunnen as it is much closer.

Have you looked in rail passes for your trip? https://www.myswissalp s.com/train/ticketspas ses

jatinsmehta
jatinsmehta
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May 25, 2018 - 7:57 AM

Dear Lucas,

Shall i reduce 1 night from Lucerne as I feel Jungfrau is a bit overrated, where can i add this 1 night.

Also Mt.Titlis & Pilatus seems more or less the same, can i skip one of them? Again what could be the replacement?

Lucas
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May 25, 2018 - 9:49 AM in reply to jatinsmehta

It would be Lauterbrunnen that you reduce by 1 night if you don't go to Jungfraujoch.
But there are a lot of things to do in Lauterbrunnen other than Jungfraujoch.

It's up to you if you want to do any or move to another town. https://www.myswissalp s.com/lauterbrunnen/ac tivities

If you do move towns you could add a night in Montreux to more easily visit the cheese and chocolate factories nearby.

I would visit Titlis and either Pilatus or Stanserhorn. I wouldn't say one mountain is the same as another...but you could make the argument that once you've been up one mountain you don't need to go up any others at all. ;)

For ideas are Lucerne if you take one mountain out look here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/lucerne/activiti es

jatinsmehta
jatinsmehta
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May 25, 2018 - 11:26 AM

Thanks a lot Lucas,

I would prefer Mt.Titlis & Stanserhorn giving me a free day/night which i can use it at Montreux.

So the ideal route would be Zurich - Lucerne (2nights) - Montreux (1 night) - Zermatt (2 nights) - Lautrbrunnen (3 nights ) - Zurich.

Any other suggestions on places of visit?

Thanks a lot

Lucas
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May 25, 2018 - 3:39 PM in reply to jatinsmehta

I think that is the way to go yes.

We have activity suggestions for each town here:

I think adding in any more towns would be too much on your short trip.

jatinsmehta
jatinsmehta
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May 25, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Thanks Lucas again..Suppose i start early from Lucerne for Montreux, how do I squeeze In corniche vineyards,chocolate factory & Olympic musuem at lausanne in a day(night stay), proceeding for Zermatt the next day

Lucas
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May 25, 2018 - 4:26 PM in reply to jatinsmehta

Lucerne to Montreux on the Golden Pass route is about 5 hours so I don't think you fit all that in.

I'd not try to do more than 1 activity after reaching Montreux and before heading to Zermatt. You could maybe do two....if you want. Use the timetable to see what works for you.

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