Oct 9, 2010 - 1:02 PM
Hello Bluesky, and welcome to the forum! If you want to visit all towns you mention, you can hardly avoid travelling throughout the country quite a lot. So if you'd like to stay within only a few towns, you may have to skip some city visits. My personal preferences would be Interlaken (or a nearby town), as the Jungfrau region just south of this town is truly spectacular; St. Moritz or a nearby town; and Zermatt or a nearby town. These are the genuine tourist 'hot spots', but they have every reason to be as the landscape surrounding these towns is very impressive. Tips for less touristic towns close to the ones I mentioned can be found here
You may want to get to St. Moritz first, travelling over the beautiful Albula between Chur en St. Moritz. You could spend some days there and make a train journey to Tirano. Then travel to Zermatt by Glacier Express
and spend some days there. It's do-able to visit Montreux and Geneva from Zermatt, although this will result in long day trips. Interlaken could be your last resort, before heading back to Zurich. If you don't mind some extra travel time, you could travel by the Lötschberg RegioExpress between Zermatt/Brig/Visp, Goppenstein, Kandersteg and Spiez, instead of taking the quicker tunnel route to the north.
Many combinations and travel routes are possible of course; this is just one option. You can best do some research to each town and its surroundings, try to find out what appeals to you most and then adapt your travel scheme to your own preferences. All trips can be planned through the Swiss timetable
Yes, your Swiss Pass
is valid from and to the Zurich Airport.
I hope this helps! Good luck on your further planning.
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