Apr 22, 2016 - 8:10 PM
in reply to meghaswiss
Don't try to do Jungfrau on a day you are arriving or have other plans. If you reach Zurich at 6am on Day 1, go to hotel and visit the Rhine Falls by late morning or afternoon. Calm and serene spots with water flowing (you can even do a boat ride across the river and falls)..... Jungfrau needs to be done starting morning. Interlaken OST to Lauterbrunnen would be an hours journey and so is the jouney from Klein Schedigg to the top.... so you spend 2-3 hours from Interlaken to Jungfrau and the last train from top (in summers) would be around 5:30pm or 6pm. So if you wanna spend ample time up, should start early. Sadly, I had to skip Jungfrau as I was staying in Gersau (about 50 mins from Lucerne) so even starting by 7:30am would mean I reach Jungfrau by 2pm.... Will try in my next trip.
I would suggest (considering you have your parents and they cant run around so fast) :
1. Day 1 : Arrive in Zurich, go to hotel in Zurich... Visit the Rhine Falls by noon. Summers are pleasant so you can stay there till late. Overnight in Zurich.
Unless you are the "quantitative person" and not "qualitative", don't try to cover too much in less time. Instead, enjoy fully whatever you are visiting. Be assured, you will miss out on a lot even if you stay there for a month, so forget just 6-days.
2. Day 2 : Checkout and move to Interlaken a little early morning. Depart for Jungfrau by 9am or 10am. In evening, you can explore Interlaken City as well after coming down. Overnight in Interlaken.
3. Day 3 : Checkout and move to Luzern. Go to Mt. Titlis. Overnight at Luzern. There is an Art Museum right outside Luzern station. Me and my wife had a ROFL time there. So unless you want to die of laughter don't go (ofcourse if you like modern art you can visit). **wink**
4. Day 4 : Visit Mt. Pilatus. Take a bus (#1) from Luzern station to Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus and from there follow the signages to the Pilatus tickets counter. The nice thing about Pilatus is you can do zip lining and tubing here in summers. Also the first gondola / cable ride from bottom to the middle is about 25 mins ride which is lovely.