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4-5 days in Lucerne...

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4-5 days in Lucerne...

Hi everyone!

We are planning to visit Switzerland in Aug this year and will be in Lucerne for 5 days including the day of arrival from Zurich. 2 adults and a 10 year old. Our plan right now is:

Day 1 - arrival, lion monument, glacier gardens, old town...

Day 2 - Mt. Pilatus

Day 3 -

Day 4 - Mt. Titlis or Rigi

Day 5 - Lake Lucerne tour, Swiss Transport Museum...

What can we do on day 3? Lausanne, Brienz, Thun...not sure what is the best option...

Please suggest! :)

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1. Re: 4-5 days in Lucerne...

Well, you could get away from the tourist classics and the crowds...

For example: wander round the "new town" - it's not really new, just less old than the old town - on the other side of the river. Lots of nice late 19th-century/early 20th-century architecture, little shops, parks, bars and restaurants. Have a coffee on the Helvetiaplatz or in the Vögeligärtli. Get the bus to Kriens and the funicular up to the Sonnenberg for a panoramic lunch. Walk back down to Lucerne (follow the yellow footpath signposts) through the woods.

You will hardly see another tourist all day and will discover a completely different aspect of Lucerne.

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2. Re: 4-5 days in Lucerne...

Hi BeingUs

Day 3: Lake Lucerne tour, Stanserhorn including a visit to the marmot enclosure.

Day 5: Swiss Transport Museum. Have a leisurely walk along the promenade from the centre of Lucerne to and from the museum.

Hope this helps,

Susan

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3. Re: 4-5 days in Lucerne...

Hi BeingUs

And there is even more information on www.luzern.com and the Top Questions about Lucerne.

An excursion to Lausanne would not be on my list, there are great places closer to Lucerne like Zug, the Aegeri valey from Zug - see Top Questions about Zug and www.zugtourismus.ch -, historic Schwyz (for example boat to Brunnen and bus to Schwyz or train to Schwyz) - see Top Questions about Schwyz (TA Schwyz forum) - etc. etc..

You could spend much more time in this area and there would always be something to do.

pore

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4. Re: 4-5 days in Lucerne...

Thank you neuch, Susan and pore.

I like your suggestions and will look at some in detail. Thanks a lot, will spend the time near to Lucerne!

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5. Re: 4-5 days in Lucerne...

My daughter and I are traveling from Munich to Switzerland in mid-June and not sure where to head.

Budget is around 100 per night and no youth hostels. Bed and Breakfast style

We only have three days and would like to spend most of it hiking around a central location.

Any suggestions on where we should base our hike and make the most of our short time in Switzerland.

We are heading to Italy after this.

Thanks!

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6. Re: 4-5 days in Lucerne...

Hi Ppcluc and welcome on the Forum

Please ask your questions on your own post. You just need to press the ask a question buttone and there you are.

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