Hi Amber -
If you have not seen this page, you might find it helpful:
When I am planning a trip, I find it useful to use a map that shows the transport networks.
Many maps can do that, but my personal preference is for Mapsearch.CH.
That is because the rail lines and cableways pop into to clear view as you zoom in to zoom level 32, you can turn on icons for transport stops in the menu under points of interest/traffic, and mousing over the icons gives the exact name of the station, useful in the timetable, which lists all stations, including bus stops and seconday stations in the cities. So, it is sometime nice to know the exact name.
Here I have linked to Mapsearch.CH at Engelberg, the base town for Titlis, and zoomed in to zoom level 32, clicked on the star in the menu (Pointsof Interest) and Traffic.
map.search.ch/?pos=675208,186480&z=32 &poi=bergbahn,halteste lle,zug
The deficiency of that map, as well as Google maps, is thaty it does not show altitudes.
If you are hiking, you'll want a topographic map. Her are two:
and, the very detailed map from the Federal Land Office:
map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=swisstopo&lang=e n&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo .pixelkarte-farbe&layers=ch.swisst opo.swisstlm3d-wanderwege&zoom=5&E=26 68489.55&N=1208569.51
I have selected an area near Luzern and turned on "Hiking Trails" and they are color coded for difficulty according to this scheme:
This page has helpful tips for understanding the railroad, bus, cableway, boat...timetables:
The direct link is :
There is a lot of information there, including station maps for main stations, luggage, shopping atthe main stations, etc.
Please note that the timetable defaults to the fastest route, so, if you want to go to from Interlaken to Brig, for example, you go through a fast and boring new "basis" tunnel, unless you put "Kandersteg" in the "via" box. That forces the computer to list the slower upper scenic route.
Once you have a map in front of you, this link is useful:
www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/scenictrips/t rain
You an take any of the scenic trains that are running, since you have about 8 days.
The ones based in Luzern are the Gotthard Panoramic Express to Lugano ( or Locarno if you change at Belleinzona) and the Golden Pass routes which got to Montreux via the Brunig Pass, Meringen, Interlaken, Spiez, Zweisimmen, with changes at Interlaken and Zweisimmen...at least until they get a single gauge for all the tracks along the route. Or, maybe train cars with changeable gauge, which I think is the current plan.
Here are specific links which you will find on the scenic trains page linked above, also:
You can do parts of those routes, and cover the same tracks on "regular" trains, which don't have the panoramic windows and can have more train changes. That is not a major issue; the stations along those routes are generally small and easy to navigate.
At Luzern, a lake boat ride is worthwhile.
This link gives detailed schedules, which are seasonal:
This link is about a hike near the southern end of Lake Lucerne. Whether yuo do such a hike or not, the thread has some photographs of the part of the lake, callled der Urnersee ( Lake Uri, for Canton Uri) in German:
I particularly like the boat ride on that portion of the lake, but, if you have the time, you can catch a boat at Flüelen at the southern tip of the lake (get there by train) and ride all the way north to Luzern. (Or, vice versa). There is restaurant on most of those boats. That ride is one part of the Gotthard Panorama Express.