Explore Switzerland from a Zurich airport hotel?

Explore Switzerland from a Zurich airport hotel?

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ravical04
ravical04
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Feb 23, 2018 - 7:11 AM

we will be staying at Welcome Inn at the airport and would like to visit the Alps, lakes, scenic places, as such, wat would u reccm?it will be June 10-13. it has to be one day trip aand back to the hotel. i was looking at the execurtions but they appear to be over priced rather do it ourselves via the train system. any suggestion is really appreaciated.how is the weather during June, do we need winter clothings?

thanks

Lucas
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Feb 23, 2018 - 11:55 AM in reply to ravical04

Hi ravical04 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Zurich is not a convenient place to base yourself to visit the Alps. If you have the opportunity to move your base to another town like Luzern you might have a more enjoyable trip.

That being said, you can use the Swiss railways timetable to plan out trips from Zurich airport to various mountains and lakes. Zurich airport to Luzern is a only little over an hour.

Some of the closest mountains to you are near Luzern: Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi and Mt. Titlis. Zurich has a nice lake with a boat cruise, though many people prefer Lake Luzern.

From Zurich (or better Luzern) you can also take a trip to the Jungfrau Region, perhaps Lake Thun for example. You could even do a day trip further on to Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn (two of the most famous mountains in Switzerland though from Zurich they are perhaps too far).

It is really up to you where you go (ie how much time on the train you're willing to deal with).

If you do a fair bit of travel by train everyday a good idea would be to buy a rail pass such as the Swiss Travel Pass; it also gives you discounts or free access to many mountains as well.

Last modified on Feb 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM by Lucas
ravical04
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Feb 23, 2018 - 4:18 PM in reply to Lucas

thanks for the advise, will see if we can reschedule the hotel and move around. will get back.

Arno
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Feb 24, 2018 - 11:39 AM in reply to ravical04

Hi Ravical04,

I received your e-mail. You asked "Do you know during early June, does one need to have winter clothing at Zurich? Or at Luzern?"

No, you don't need winter clothing there. Early June is spring, and summery weather is certainly possible as well. Please see:

ravical04
ravical04
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Feb 24, 2018 - 2:18 PM in reply to Arno

thanks

ravical04
ravical04
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Feb 24, 2018 - 2:53 PM

We have now made the move from Zurich to Luzerne. Made plans for Mt. Pilates for a whole day so one more day, wat would u recommend?

Lucas
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Feb 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM in reply to ravical04

You could visit one of the other mountains or lakes I mentioned earlier or have a look at our recommended activities for Lucerne here.

Peterli
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Feb 25, 2018 - 5:38 AM

Hej !

As Arno has stated, you don't need Winter clothing in the first half of June, however, you should be prepared for cool weather (and snow) if you take the trip up to the Jungfraujoch, one of the excursions that Lucas has mentioned. If you want to cruise on any of the lakes, I would recommend Lake Lucerne first, then Lake Thoune, or Lake Geneva (Léman) if you are willing to go a bit farther. Lake Brienz, on the other side of Interlaken from Lake Thoune, is smaller but also quite nice.

ravical04
ravical04
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Feb 28, 2018 - 4:37 AM in reply to Peterli

Thanks

ravical04
ravical04
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Mar 16, 2018 - 5:25 PM

hello all,

We are staying at Fox Hotel in Luzern, on June 11, planning on the Golden round Pilatus trip taking the boat , cogwheel, gondola and cable car. Hope to stop at Frakmuntegg for Toboggan run . Then next day June 12 visiting/touring Zurich (Old town as such all day), from Luzern via the train. Leaving on the 13 via train again to ZRH airport for Rome.

Is it worth to get the Swiss summer tell Pass?

Lucas
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Mar 17, 2018 - 8:34 AM in reply to ravical04

The Tell Pass would cover the first day in Lucerne but part of the trip to Zurich only. if you are in Switzerland for 3 days total I would look closely at the 3 day Swiss Travel Pass instead.

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