Help needed - 4 day trip to Switzerland

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sridevis10
sridevis10
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Sep 15, 2015 - 9:32 AM

Hi,

We have booked tickets to visit Swizterland for 4 days during the start of October. We have booked our hotels in Zurich for all 3 nights. Would like to cover the below places,

Lucrene (Titlis), Interlaken (Jungfraujoch), Rhine Falls, Basel, Pilatus, Zurich. Not sure if we can cover Geneva also.

Please can you advise is it worth to take swiss travel pass to roam around all places. As day trips from Zurich seems to be costly. Please advise if we can travel on our own without much difficulties in finding places having Swiss travel pass itself. Since we need to travel back to Zurich for night stay at hotel.

Please suggest the best way to cover all the places and anyother scenic place if we can cover in addition to the ones mentioned above.

It would be verymuch helpful if someone can respond.

Many Thanks,

Sridevi

Annika
Annika
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Sep 15, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps, Sridevi!

During a 4 day stay, I'd leave out Geneva. The rest of your plans already require quite some traveling, and it will be a challenge to cover all destinations you mentioned. You can best check our pages on Lucerne, Titlis, Pilatus, Jungfraujoch, the Rhine Falls, Basel and Zurich and study the timetable to choose which attractions are most interesting to you. You could plan mountain top visits for days with clear weather, and keep sightseeing in Lucerne, Basel and Zurich as bad weather back-up plans.

Your itinerary isn't finalized yet, but will most probably include long day trips during your entire stay. In that case, a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass is most definitely the easiest solution for your journeys. Purchase options are listed at www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price. Since you're from the UK, you can best oder through www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk; they currently offer a 20% discount on 4 (and 8 day) Swiss Travel Passes.

sridevis10
sridevis10
5 posts
new member
Sep 16, 2015 - 9:53 AM in reply to Annika

Many Thanks Annika for the response. It has been very useful to plan my trip. My Original Country of Residence is India, however i have been staying in UK and will be for next few years. Hope I am eligible to get 20% discount on Swiss Travel Pass. Please confirm.

Day 1 - Rhine Falls & Zurich sight seeing

Day 2 - Jungfraujoch & Interlaken Sight seeing (Boat Trip on Lake Thun)

Day 3 - Titlis & Lucerne Sight seeing ( Chapel Bridge, Musegg Wall & Lion Monument)

Day 4 - Pilatus and drive back to Airport by 4 PM

Please can you advise is this achieveable as we are new to the place. Are all places easily accessible by train/bus/cable car? Since we are new, should not waste the time in finding out the places.

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
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Sep 16, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Hi sridevis10,

Yes, you can get the discounted pass. Just provide your UK address while ordering. Please see www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk for details. Your itinerary is doable, except for day 2: just reaching the Jungfraujoch takes nearly 4.5 hours one way. So it will be a very long day in any case, and I would personally not try to add a boat trip. All locations are very easy to reach by public transport. Please see the timetable link Annika gave you.

sridevis10
sridevis10
5 posts
new member
Sep 16, 2015 - 10:26 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you so much Arno for the response. Really helpful. And this forum is really really helpful for travellers like us. You are doing fantastic job in helping us through this form with variuos information.

Thank you so much once again.

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
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Sep 16, 2015 - 11:35 AM

You're very welcome, enjoy your trip!

sridevis10
sridevis10
5 posts
new member
Sep 28, 2015 - 10:27 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

As per my previous messgae, we have now finalised our itenary based on the weather from 3rd Oct to 6th Oct.

Day 1 - Rhine Falls & Zurich sight seeing (AM Snow Showers)Day 2 - Titlis & Lucerne Sight seeing ( Chapel Bridge, Musegg Wall & Lion Monument) and Stay in Interlaken (PM Snow Showers)Day 3 - Jungfraujoch (Partly Cloudy)Day 4 - Interlaken outdoor activities (AM Snow Showers)

Please can you suggest if we can make out our plan considering the weather?

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
expert &
moderator
Sep 28, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Hi sridevis10,

Actually it's too early to know about the weather a week from now. Such weather forecasts are not accurate. Furthermore, predictions for snow in early October will apply to the mountains, not to places at low altitudes such as Zurich and Interlaken. It's not impossible, but very very rare.

The weather in the mountains changes quickly and also there are micro climates, meaning that the weather in one valley can be entirely different from the other even when close together. What travelers usually do is watch the forecast for the next day while in Switzerland, and plan based on that. So, be flexible and hope for the best, that's all you can do!

More information can be found here: myswissalps.com/ aboutswitzerland/ nature.

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