Other than the extremely long train rides the likelihood of you experiencing bad weather at the top is quite a bit more if you don't get there until the afternoon. Whats more the weather could be fine when you leave Basel but really terrible on the Jungfrau. You would waste a huge amount of time and money. You can minimize the risk by staying close to the Jungfrau and not starting the trip up unless the weather is clear.
I have had time to read many many posts here and think I will stay 1 night in Wengen.
Can you advise on my itinerary:
Arrive in Zurich 8am Thursday
Take a train to Interlaken via Lucerne.
Head up to Wengen in the evening, check into hotel, dinner
Friday wake early and go to Jungfrau weather permitting via Lauterbrunnen
Head back to Interlaken and over to Basel in the late evening.
Does this sound ok?
It's worth looking at a map of the railways in the Jungfrau area. Lauterbrunnen is on the valley floor, Wengen part way up the hill, go up further to Kleine Scheidegg where you get the train that takes you to Jungfraujoch. So you can go Wengen, KS, Jungfraujoch, then on the way down stop at KS, then down to Grindelwald, around the valley to Zweilutschinen, change trains for Lauterbrunnen and finally back up to Wengen. But then you head straight back to Interlaken, via Lauterbrunnen, so it's worth you thinking this out a bit more - would it be worth missing out Grindelwald and simplifying it all, or would you prefer to see Grindelwald, then go back to Wengen via Mannlichen, finally going via Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken?Edited: 9:37 am, June 08, 2013
Yes, I'll look at the map more to determine which routes make the most sense. Also, need to figure out what to do with my luggage.. If I check out of the hotel then go on this excurssion, perhaps I can leave my luggage at the hotel....but then I'd have to go back to it to grab it before heading out of the area...so to go down to Zweilutschine and back up to just come down again is not ideal. I'll map out a route. Thanks for the info!
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