Switzerland 4day itinerary Suggestions
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Sep 2, 2012 5:53 AM Last Post By: nathalie2
Aug 31, 2012 2:26 AM
Switzerland 4day itinerary SuggestionsHi,
We are travelling to switzerland for first time in 2nd week of october and planning a 4day trip.
We are taking a flight to geneva.Can anyone suggest me places to see.
We are interested in including jungfrau,Trummelbach falls,Mt.titlis,Mt.pilatus,rhine falls,golden pass line,bernina express.
Is it possible to do all these places in 4days.What is the best place to stay?
Day1: Arrive in geneva 9am,see Rhine falls,night in lucerne
Day2:Bernina Express,nght in lucerne
Day3:Mt.Titlis,golden pass from lucerne to interlaken,nght in interlaken
Day4:Jungfrau,Trummelbach falls,nght in interlaken
Day5:Return to geneva
Is my itinerary doable?Is it possible to do Mt.titlis & Mt.Pilatus in a day?
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Aug 31, 2012 11:01 AM
1Have a look at a map: do you really want to spend most of your time in trains? Switzerland has more to offer than trains and railway stations. But your itinerary is doable:
Day 1: 6 hrs in trains, 2 hrs at Rheinfall
Day 2: Lucerne dp 6.10am - Tirano dp 14.25 - Lugano dp 19.12 - Lucerne ar 21.41: 13 hrs in trains and buses
Sep 2, 2012 5:53 AM
2i agree with the above two posters, too much in too short time
its possible to do, but i would strongly adivse against it, as you would be spending way too much time travelling around, and not enough time actually enjoying / seeing something.
i would "cut down" on the destinations to visit. if possible, fly to zurich, and from there, on day one, continue to rhine falls. to fit "as much as sensible", continue to lucerne and overnight there.
day 2: if the weather is good, go on a mountain near / around lucerne - my first choice would be mount rigi (you can "fit in" a lovely cruise over vierwaldstättersee), second mount pilatus and then titlis. if the weather is horrible, you shouldnt bother in my opinion. i was up the rigi two days ago (for work, so not going was not an option), it was raining all the time for 2 days, and visibility was zero. last year on pilatus, fog so thick you couldnt see a meter away. what i want to say: if the weather is okay, its great visiting a mountain in switzerland - if the weather is horrible, dont bother. should the weather be really good, you might consider spending the night up on the mountain. with bad weather, i would stay in lucerne and visit the city and the verkehrshaus.
day 3: travel by train to interlaken and go up the jungfraujoch. overnight in / near interlaken.
day 4: travel by train from interlaken to montreux, in the french part of switzerland. time allowing, you might consider visiting chateau chillon
day 5: on your way to geneva, visit lausanne, or a vineyard
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