November itinerary are we on track?

November itinerary are we on track?

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Samanna
Samanna
4 posts
new member
Sep 7, 2016 - 4:12 AM

Thank you for your great website & forum.

We eagerly await the regular updates, sensing your passion for Switzerland.

We are a couple, not so young but active. We have 13 nights in Switzerland from late November. Not ideal time but we are sure we will have a good experience.

The links you provide are very useful. We have noted that the Glacier Express & the Bernina Express bus aren't operating in our time frame.

We are asking please for some advice on our basic itinerary - overnight stops & transport.

We haven't added in experiences & excursions to this itinerary.

Fly into Zurich - end in Bern

Swiss Travel Pass

Please, which itinerary below would you recommend - re travel, destinations, experiences.

Please add, modify, change destinations or transport with your suggestions.

A problem area for us is getting around in the 3 nights - Chur - Lugano

ITINERARY 1

Train Zurich to Lucerne

3 Lucerne

Wilhelm Tell Express

1 Lugano

PostBus

2 Chur or St Moritz (Bernina Express - day trip to Tirano)

Train on Glacier Express tracks

2 Zermatt

Trains

2 Montreux

Golden Pass train

2 Interlaken

Train

1 Bern

ITINERARY 2

Train Zurich to Interlaken - Golden Pass

2 Interlaken

Golden Pass train

2 Montreux

Trains

2 Zermatt

Train on Glacier Express tracks

1 Chur or St Moritz

Options

Bernina Express to Pontresina - Pontresina to Lugano (train & PostBus)

Bernina Express to Tirano - local train Tirano to Lugano (via Monza)

2 Lugano

Wilhelm Tell Express

3 Lucerne

Train

1 Bern

Eagerly awaiting your constructive thoughts.

Regards

Samanna

Arno
Arno
7723 posts
expert &
moderator
Sep 8, 2016 - 5:40 AM

Hi Samanna, welcome to MySwissAlps!

Indeed November isn't the best time, but if the weather cooperates a bit you can sure have a wonderful time. It's very important to check the timetable for all your trips. Both itineraries would work, although I don't understand the option "Bernina Express to Pontresina - Pontresina to Lugano (train & PostBus)" under itinerary 2. I would recommend to avoid 1 night stays to have more quality time in other towns. So in itinerary 1 you could skip the nights in Bern and Lugano and add those to Lucerne, Montreux and Interlaken as there are many things to do and see in those areas. Bern is an easy day trip from Lucerne or Interlaken. No need to spend one night there.

Last modified on Sep 8, 2016 - 5:41 AM by Arno

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