Time to start the day for Lucerne trips

Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 3
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
5 posts
new member
Jan 24, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Hi Friends,

I will be traveling in few days to Lucerne.

At what should I start my day trip so that I could have optimal lighting (sunshine) on reaching my destination for

1. Day trip from Lucerne to Mt. Riga,

2. Day trip from Lucerne to Mt. Titlis.

3. At what time should I start my day trip from Lucerne to Montreaux castle (using Golden Pass route), so that I enjoy scenery on the way and have little time for castle.

6021 posts
expert &
Jan 25, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Hi Sandy123,

There will be sunglight roughly between 8 am and 5:30 pm, so that's the best time for traveling if you want to enjoy the scenery along the way. Valleys may still be overcast by shadows early in the morning though, so if you want to avoid that, you could leave a bit later, especially for the day trips to Rigi and Titlis. Also, check local weather forecasts shortly before leaving to decide the best time of the day for a visit.

I'd leave early for the ride to Montreux anyway, as that will be a long day trip.

Last modified on Jan 25, 2016 - 1:36 PM by Annika
6610 posts
Jan 30, 2016 - 1:30 AM in reply to Sandy123

Hi Sandy-

In addition to Annika's response, you can use the timetable to study travel times.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

The combination should work well for your needs.


More on MySwissAlps.com

Get a free account to plan your trip

Planning your trip is much easier with a free MySwissAlps account. Learn all about Switzerland and get in touch with us quickly if you have questions.

Learn more

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2019