9 day trip Zermatt, Jungfrau, Lucerne in April

9 day trip Zermatt, Jungfrau, Lucerne in April

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jatinsmehta
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Dec 19, 2017 - 5:12 AM

Please suggest changes to my itinerary, 4 adults & 2 kids ages 5 & 10.

Day 1 : Zurich to Zermatt (night stay) Check in hotel, , Gornergrat

Day 2 : Zermatt (night stay), Matterhorn glacier paradise

Day 3 : Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen,Trummelbach falls (night stay)

Day 4 : Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen (night stay)

Day 5 : Schilthron, Lauterbrunnen (night stay)

Day 6 : Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne (night stay), Harder Kulm (enroute)

Day 7 & 8: Mt.Pilatus, Mt.Titlis, Lake Lucerne, Lucerne (night stay)

Day 9 : Zurich airport.

Is this doable?

Chantal
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Dec 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM in reply to jatinsmehta

Hi jatinsmehta, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

Thank you for sharing your itinerary. Yes this is doable.

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Dec 19, 2017 - 1:20 PM in reply to jatinsmehta

Hi jatinsmehta,

Here is some information about the operating status of various attractions you are planning to see in April. You didn't mention exactly when in April you will be travelling, so with a bit of luck, most of these won't affect you.

>> Day 3 : Trummelbach falls

Trümmelbach Falls reopens at the beginning of April after the winter closure, so this should be OK.

>> Day 5 : Schilthron

The cable car to the Schilthorn will not be operating between 23-27 April.

>> Day 6 : Harder Kulm

Harder Kulm funicular will reopen after the winter closure on 14 April.

>> Day 7 & 8: Mt.Pilatus

The cogwheel train from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm will not be operating, but you can go up and back on the cableway from Kriens.

Everything else on your list will be operating.

Alpenrose

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jatinsmehta
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Dec 20, 2017 - 3:21 AM in reply to Chantal

Thanks a lot guys...One more quick question...Weather is it advisable to travel Switzerland in mid-April or mid-October..I wish to see mild to moderate snow & green pastures, I'm not a skiing person.

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Dec 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM in reply to jatinsmehta

>> is it advisable to travel Switzerland in mid-April or mid-October..I wish to see mild to moderate snow & green pastures, I'm not a skiing person.

I haven't been to Switzerland in mid-April, but I have been there in mid-October.

Out of April and October, I would pick October, both for the look of the countryside and alps, as well as because there will be more mountain transport operating - at least until around 21 October.

In April, a lot of mountain transport is not operating. The ski season has finished, and the high-altitude hiking season doesn't start until the second half of June, so cable cars, funiculars etc close for around 4-6 weeks so that maintenance can be undertaken. Some mountain railways also close for the winter, and don't reopen until late May or early June. Exact dates vary from place to place.

As I haven't been there in April, I don't know what the countryside looks like, but I suspect it wouldn't look as green as it does in in mid-October, especially at higher altitudes.

In winter, the meadows are brown or brownish-green (if they are not snow-covered), and it takes a while for the green to grow through again. Depending on altitude and temperatures, that may or may not happen by April.

This page might also interest you:

www.myswissalps.com/be sttimetovisit

Alpenrose

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jatinsmehta
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Dec 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Thanks a lot Alpenrose666...I really appreciate your kind gesture

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