Best Swiss places to visit in 3 days

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Samika
Samika
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Mar 26, 2018 - 7:27 AM

Hi

I will be travelling with my family(3 adults and 2 kids, 7yrs and 1yr) on 24apr. We have bought a swiss pass for 3 days and will be staying in lucerne for 2days and 1day in zurich. Wanted to know which are the must visit places we can cover in the available time using the pass. Please help us plan our travel so that we utilize our time fully in explorong swiss. Also, it wpuld be helpful if you could let know kid friendly places to visit.

Thanks in advance. Waiting for you reply.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 26, 2018 - 8:53 AM in reply to Samika

Hello Samika and welcome to MySwissAlps,

Wen you say you have purchased a Swiss Pass I presume you mean a Swiss Travel Pass for 3 days plus a Swiss Family Card to your 7-year old. You do realise you need a Swiss Travel Pass for each adult?

With a Swiss Travel Pass you can travel for free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).

Search this site for Rigi, Rhine Falls and Schilthorn to give you a start on free excursions.

Chantal
Chantal
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Mar 26, 2018 - 9:12 AM in reply to Samika

Hi Samika, and welcome,

Please research our pages on things to do in Lucerne and things to do in Zurich. You can use the Swiss timetable to plan your activities.

Samika
Samika
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Mar 26, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Hi

Thank you for your reply. Yes i have the family card amd swiss pass for all adults. I want to try and visit following attractions: Mt Jungafrouch, Titlis/Rigi/Pilatus, Rhine falls, Transport museum,Visit to lakes.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 26, 2018 - 10:09 AM in reply to Samika

That’s a lot to cram into 3 days. You may need to prioritise. Keep an eye on the weather for Jungfraujoch and try to pick the best day for that. Even with STP it is expensive and you don’t want to waste a day studying the inside of some dense clouds.

Schiltorn is a free (with STP) alternative. If you go there a very nice circuit to do is to Grütschalp (cable car), Mürren (cogwheel train), Gimmelwald (cable car), Stechelberg (cable car), Lauterbrunnen (bus). But check www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/gondolarail-access-to-mountains-in-aprilmay-2018 for your travel dates.

Samika
Samika
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Mar 26, 2018 - 11:20 AM

If i skip Jungarfrouch, can i accommadate Rhine falls, along with visit to Mt. Rigi and Schilthorn and visit to lakes and museum.

Chantal
Chantal
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Mar 26, 2018 - 3:52 PM in reply to Samika

Schilthorn and Mt. Rigi will be two separate day trips from Lucerne. You can combine Mt. Rigi with Lake Lucerne (www.myswissalps.com/ri gi) and from Zurich you can visit the Rhine falls.

In my earlier post I referred to the Swiss timetable. Please use this to calculate total travel time.

Samika
Samika
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Mar 26, 2018 - 4:30 PM in reply to Chantal

Wherr do you think would it be better to stay maxum (2) days in Lucerne or Zurich or any other place, so that we can cover maximum number of places.

Also i see Jungarfrouch as a must visit place in swotzerland..is there any way we can acommadate it?

Chantal
Chantal
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Mar 26, 2018 - 7:28 PM in reply to Samika

I would definitely choose Lucerne over Zurich.

Jungfraujoch is a fair bit of traveling from Lucerne (4 hours) as is Schilthorn. If you decide to visit these two mountains (and nothing in the Lucerne area) you should consider staying in Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren or Lauterbrunnen.

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