This is my plan itinerary. How to improve it?

This is my plan itinerary. How to improve it?

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bashnaini2013
bashnaini2013
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Jul 19, 2013 - 4:15 PM
Hi experts,
I and my wife are planning 6 days trip to Switzerland on Aug 2013.
Below is the itinerary details.

[u]
Monday 12-Aug [/u]
16:00 Arrive at Geneva airport
Take city tour at Geneva and visit fountain of Jet d'Eau in Lake Geneva
[u]Tuesday 13-Aug [/u]
08:00 Check-out from Geneva hotel and buy 4-day Swiss Pass ( one for me and one for my wife).
Take the Panoramic train from Geneva via Monteux and Gstaad to Interlaken
Check-in at Interlaken hotel and Take tour at Interlaken
[u]Wednesday 14-Aug[/u]
Visit The Aare Gorge and Reichenbachfall
Take Postal Bus trip from Meiringen to Grindelwald
Take Gondola lifts from Grindelwald Männlichenbahn to Männlichen
Take Gondola lifts from Männlichen LWM to Wengen Wengiboden
Take train from Wengen to Interlaken hotel
spend night at Interlaken shopping and dining
[u]Thursday 15-Aug[/u]
Go to Lauterbrunnen and take train to Grütschalp
Hike from Grütschalp to Winteregg and then to Mürren
Take Gondola lifts from Murren to Gimmelwald and then to Stechelberg
Hike to Trummelbach falls and visit fall
Hike to Staubbach falls and visit fall
Take train from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken hotel
Spend night at Interlaken shopping and dinning
[u]Friday 16-Aug[/u]
visit St. Beatus caves
12:00 Check out from Interlaken hotel
take panoramic train from Interlaken to Geneva via Gstaad
Check in at Geneva hotel and Take city tour and dining at Geneva
[u]Saturday 17-Aug[/u]
09:00 Take city tour at Geneva (Old Town of Geneva + flower clock + Cathedral of Saint-Pierre)
12:00 Check out from Geneva hotel and go to Geneva airport back to home

Your help in improving this itinerary will be highly appreciated.
regds.
bashnaini
Annika
Annika
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Jul 21, 2013 - 8:38 AM
Hi bashnaini. Most of your itinerary is doable. Some days are full though (I assume you checked traveling times with the aid of the timetable?), such as wednesday August 14. You may want to drop one or two things and take more time to enjoy what remains. Also consider to switch the order of your plans, getting to the Männlichen first thing in the morning and leaving the Reichenbachfall and the Aare Gorge for the afternoon. That's because weather tends to be better in the morning, and clear views are of higher importance at the Männlichen than at your other destinations this day.

In general I'd advise you to make a flexible itinerary, including some back-up plans for bad weather.

If you don't necessarily have to start in Geneva, it would make more sense to arrive at Zurich and then get to Interlaken. You could do the panoramic ride from Interlaken to Geneva once when getting back, instead of twice. This would also allow you to take another great panoramic route, from Zurich to Interlaken via Lucerne and Meiringen.
bashnaini2013
bashnaini2013
47 posts
active member
Jul 21, 2013 - 8:53 AM
Hi annika

thanks for your advises.

regarding your advise to start at Zurich, I cannot. Because I am planing to buy 4 day swiss pass and my trip is 6 days. I will start using the swiss pass from Day 2 to day 5. In Day 1 and Day 6 I am planing to stay at Geneva without any travel since I have only 4 days to travel using swiss pass.

Regarding my trip to Männlichen I will change it to morning time as your recommenadtion. this is a good improvment. thanks.

bye.
bashnaini
shwethadrs
shwethadrs
5 posts
new member
Jul 21, 2013 - 10:22 AM
hi !!

Me and my husband had to switzerland for 5 days....
Now we are planning to take my parents for 3 days.....dont want to buy any swiss pass..
our attraction is

Mount-titlis, lucern & bern city , interlaken city , grinnewald .
we are makin the hotel in Basel , prateln..
Can anybody help is knowing the ticket price from basel to mount titlis in train and cable car to the top of mount titlis with ice-flyer..
Even for grinnewald

thank you in advance
Annika
Annika
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Jul 21, 2013 - 1:08 PM
bashnaini2013 said: Hi annika
thanks for your advises.
regarding your advise to start at Zurich, I cannot. Because I am planing to buy 4 day swiss pass and my trip is 6 days. I will start using the swiss pass from Day 2 to day 5. In Day 1 and Day 6 I am planing to stay at Geneva without any travel since I have only 4 days to travel using swiss pass.
Regarding my trip to Männlichen I will change it to morning time as your recommenadtion. this is a good improvment. thanks.

bye.
bashnaini


Hi bashnaini. There's nothing wrong with starting and ending in Geneva of course, but just to make sure there's no misunderstanding: there wouldn't be any difference in terms of how to use your 4 day Swiss Pass when starting in Zurich. You'd just spend day 1 in Zurich instead of in Geneva, exploring the town without your Swiss Pass just as you would do in Geneva, and heading for Interlaken on day 2 using the first day of your Swiss Pass. The only difference would be that there's no free visitor's card for Zurich hotel guests. You could look into the economic Zurich Card instead.
Annika
Annika
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Jul 21, 2013 - 1:09 PM
shwethadrs said: hi !!
Me and my husband had to switzerland for 5 days....
Now we are planning to take my parents for 3 days.....dont want to buy any swiss pass..
our attraction is
Mount-titlis, lucern & bern city , interlaken city , grinnewald .
we are makin the hotel in Basel , prateln..
Can anybody help is knowing the ticket price from basel to mount titlis in train and cable car to the top of mount titlis with ice-flyer..
Even for grinnewald
thank you in advance


Hello shwetadrs. Would you please open a new topic for your question, as explained in our forum rules? Thank you :-)!
bashnaini2013
bashnaini2013
47 posts
active member
Jul 21, 2013 - 2:48 PM
Hi annika

Thanks for your advise.
However, I already booked my flights from my country to switzerland . I have to arrive and leave switzerland from Geneva.

Regds.
bashnaini

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