Help in planning three days stay in Switzerland

Help in planning three days stay in Switzerland

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kkalpana
kkalpana
3 posts
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Oct 28, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Hi,

We are planning 3 days trip to Switzerland From Geneva from 30th of October

We have already purchased SNCF INTERRAIL ONE COUNTRY SWITZERLAND PASS

Please find below the 3 days planning.

We will arrive at Geneva at around 11AM From France.

  • Day-1 :From Geneva to Montreux we will take a ferry Montreux to Luzern we will be taking a train and night halt at luzern
  • Day-2 :From Luzern to Engelberg we will be taking a train and from there we will take cable car to reach Mount titlis.Do we get discount for the cable car with this pass?we are planning to go to mount Pilatus after coming back from Titlis and take a city tour.Is this a Good idea?
  • Day-3 : From Lucern we will travelling to interlaken and will explore interlaken and will take a train to Bern to return to Geneva.Please suggest how to best utilize Day-3

We have to catch train at Geneva by 6.00 O'Clock.

Please Suggest is this the best plan for 3 days. We are more interested in scenic places.

Thanks in advance. Kalpana

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
Oct 29, 2015 - 12:19 AM in reply to kkalpana

Hi Kalpana - welcome to the forum.

It is getting close to your arrival in Switzerland.

So., I'll be brief. Day three looks like a very long day, and Interlaken by itself is not much of a destination. To appreciate the area you need tro go well into the Lauterbrunnen Valley, adding some hours to your trip.

I'd not think it worthwhile, although the slow scenic route via Meiringen is nice. I'd explore the area close around Luzern, or, perhaps, go to Bern. Closer.

www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

www.myswissalps.com/be rn

Day two looks pretty busy, too...both Titlis and Pilatus is possible in one day, but a lot of travel for two mountain tops.

Just my thoughts.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Oct 29, 2015 - 12:22 AM by Slowpoke
kkalpana
kkalpana
3 posts
new member
Oct 29, 2015 - 9:20 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank You very much for your reply

We are planning to visit Gimmelwald village,also to take Funicular ride to mountain Murren

Can you please suggest how can we fit these into our trip

Also it would be great if you can suggest us particular places to visit in interlaken and Bern so that we will focus only to those places which will be great for our short stay

Thanks,

Kalpana

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
Oct 29, 2015 - 2:06 PM in reply to kkalpana

Hi Kalpana -

Adding Gimmelwald makes a long day.

You need to study the timetable:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

It will take you three hours to get Mürren via Gimmelwald. Use the timetable to find the shortest route. If you leave Luzern at 0705 you will be in Mürren at 1005. Trains run every hour at xx05 from luzern.. That does not include time spent in Gimmelwald on the way up from Stechelberg..

Your return route to Geneva should be most probably through Bern to save an hour or two for time to spend in the Lauterbrunnen Valley/ Mürren. Don't go through Montreux.

If you wish to go up on the Schilthorn above Mürren, you will add time to the journey.

If you leave Mürren at 1355 or 1406 (different routes) you will arrive in Geneva at 1746.

If your time is critical for arrival in Geneva, I would leave on the earlier routing, which leaves one hour earlier at 1255 or 1306.

Neither Mürren nor Gimmelwald have special things to see. You are there to walk around the villages, have lunch, look at the houses and buildings, and at the Jungfrau and mountains. From Mürren you can go up to Schilthorn.

www.myswissalps.com/sc hilthorn

With the small amount of time you have allowed for the Mürren area, you will not have time to walk in Bern.

The quick tour of Bern is to walk through the town to the Nydegg Bridge, then up to the Rosegarden for great views and still a few flowers, and return. You can catch a tram at the Nydegg Bridge ti front of the Brasserie Bärengraben to save time on the return.

Allow about an hour and a half. Although, you might do it faster if you walk very very fastr and do not stop or explore anything.

You are trying to fit a lot in one day. Under those circumstances, any error in catching a train, etc. can make you late to geneva. So, I would aim for an early arrival at geneva, unless you are sleeping there.

Slowpoke

kkalpana
kkalpana
3 posts
new member
Oct 29, 2015 - 9:58 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you very much for your suggestions.These are really Helpful to plan

Thanks,

Kalpana

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