Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 European Christmas Markets Itinerary
  2. 2 Family vacation
  3. 3 Tips for first trip to UK
  4. 4 London flat feedback wanted - yes, I'm going slightly crazy!
  5. 5 GTG Paris December 2017
  6. 6 Looking for Good Eating in Valencia
  7. 7 Dubrovnik
  8. 8 Trip Report Sampling Some of Sicily and Bits of Italy Beyond
  9. 9 Yet another London Hotel Question
  10. 10 How many miles is a good 'walking tour'?
  11. 11 Paris, Normandy & Amsterdam with College Graduate
  12. 12 Pubs showing NFL football in London?
  13. 13 May Germany, Switzerland, and Iceland
  14. 14 Trip Report Three nights in the Italian Riviera: hiking in Camogli with day trips
  15. 15 Christmas in South of Spain 2018
  16. 16 Spain December/ January 2018/19
  17. 17 which language school in Italy?
  18. 18 Language course in Trieste, Northern Italy
  19. 19 Driving
  20. 20 Trip Report 3 weeks driving the Netherlands
  21. 21 Help With Itinerary By Train: London, Paris, Nice, Florence
  22. 22 Italy 9 Days in December/Itinerary Help
  23. 23 Christmas Markets 2017
  24. 24 Trip Report Budget trip
  25. 25 Trip Report Adventureseeker returns to Italy! As glorious and detailed as before!
View next 25 » Back to the top

recommendations for 3 nights Lucerne and 1 night Zurich?

Jump to last reply

I've just started planning my trip to Switzerland, this will be my first time there. I have booked 3 nights in Lucerne and will be looking to book 1 night in Zurich during February. Travel plans are to arrive by plane at Zurich airport midday, then immediately take a train to Lucerne for 3 nights, then travel back to Zurich for one night and then depart by train up to France. I have not yet decided the time of travelling from Lucerne to Zurich and from Zurich to France as I'm not yet confident with how I should be distributing my time.

Reading from a few threads about what to do for short trips in Zurich, it appears mainly museums and walking along the bahnhofstrasse. (The trip along the lake and to other small towns would seem to take too long?)

For Lucerne, I've read that it's good for day trips up Rigi, titlis, pilatis or to Jungfrau area (weather permitting?). I'm not advanced enough in my research to know about the travel times and availability of transport for each (will look into that in more detail over coming weeks, but I read that one of the trains up to Rigi do not run during Winter) but would appreciate any comments on the distribution of time for when I should travel from Lucerne to Zurich and then away from Zurich onwards to France? (for purpose of making early train ticket purchases and deciding whether it is worth getting the Swiss Pass?)

I've previously thought about travelling from Lucerne to Zurich midday (to suit the hotel check in and out times) and then depart mid morning (after breakfast) the next day from Zurich to France. Would this work?

Thanks for any insights in advance!

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement