Need suggestions: 4/5 nights rail trip Switzerland

Need suggestions: 4/5 nights rail trip Switzerland

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amitkakali
amitkakali
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Jan 3, 2016 - 4:29 AM

Hi:

We are planning to travel to switzerland during 1st week of June 2016. We are interested to see the following:

Rhine Falls, Mt Titlis, Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Geneva

We can stay for 4 or 5 nights depending upon the itinerary. I am bit confused about the base and way to cover all these areas. We will be coming from Nice, France and will move towards InnsBurck. Please let me know whether I am missing something or need to change any plan. Please help.

Thanks

Annika
Annika
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Jan 3, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Hi amitkakali!

The towns and attractions you're interested in are quite far apart, so your itinerary will involve a lot of traveling and changes of base towns and hotels. If you're fine with that, an itinerary could look like this:

If you feel this is too much, you'd better skip some of the things on your wishlist and focus on the immediate surrounding of one or two base towns instead.

Which rail pass is best, depends on your finalized travel scheme. Here's how to tell which pass to pick. If you indeed plan to travel quite a lot, a 4 or 8 day Swiss Travel Pass will probably be the best option.

amitkakali
amitkakali
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Jan 4, 2016 - 10:33 AM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika:

Thanks a lot for your wonderful advice. based on your suggestion, we are planning for the following. Please let me know whether this is fine.

30th May - Reach Geneva, sepnd some time and move to Interlaken (shall we stay at Interlaken or Jungfaru area?) Please give your suggestion

31st May - Visit Jungfraujoch

1st June - Visit Schilthorn and move to Lucerne

2nd June - Visit Titlis

3rd June - Visit Rhine falls and move to Austria Innsburck

Annika
Annika
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Jan 4, 2016 - 2:02 PM

Hi amitkakali,

Your travel scheme looks fine to me. My only tip would be to add some back-up plans in case weather is bad, like museums, city visits or scenic train/boat rides. They're mentioned at our several destination pages, like www.myswissalps.com/in terlaken, www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion and www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne.

Whether you should stay in Interlaken or a nearby town is a matter of personal preference. Interlaken is located centrally, which is very convenient. If you prefer a smaller and more scenic village, you could consider Wilderswil, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren of Wengen instead.

amitkakali
amitkakali
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Jan 4, 2016 - 3:43 PM in reply to Annika

Thanks Annika. Please can you suggest me the best pass for this itinerary?

Arno
Arno
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Jan 4, 2016 - 6:10 PM in reply to amitkakali

I would say the 4-day Swiss Travel Pass that Annika mentioned in her first post makes sense. Use it for the first 4 days, then get a regional ticket and a single ticket to Innsbruck on the last day. However, you may want to compare this, price wise, to the Swiss Half Fare Card. Annika gave you that link as well.

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