May 11, 2016 - 5:15 PM
Hello Ajay, thanks for joining us!
Here are some answers and thoughts. First of all: including Paris means that you'll spend yet another day on traveling, that could also be enjoyed in the Swiss Alps. I'd rather just focus on Switzerland, as it's quite a short trip, but of course I'm heavily biased and I may not be the right person to answer this question ;-). Your personal preferences are most important.
I think the itinerary you've listed is full, but doable. Personally I wouldn't want to make the trip to Titlis on the day of your arrival after such a long flight. Strolling through Lucerne, and maybe making a short boat ride if you all still feel fine, would be much more relaxed. Some of your other days contain long train transfers, but it's up you to to estimate whether your children will be fine with that. You can check the timetable and the "Route" sections on each of our attraction pages for details. I assume that Jungfraujoch and Golden Pass on day 3 are alternatives and that you don't plan to do both of them? That would really be too much. Day 5 will be long too. The Glacier Express up to Chur is about a 6 hour train ride, and Chur-Zurich will add another 1h15. Again, that's all fine if you and your travel party look forward to this trip.
Alternatively, you can skip Zermatt and the Glacier Express and focus on the Lucerne and Interlaken regions instead. Both have lots and lots to offer; please review the links I've inserted.
If you stick to your itinerary, an 8 day Swiss Travel Pass would be the most convenient solution. You can also look into a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass plus regular tickets for day 1 and a local pass for Zurich on day 6, if needed. Other options may be better if you decide to make changes to your schedule, and in the end the only way to find out for sure which pass is best is making thorough calculations based on all details of your finalized itinerary.
Apart from hotel bookings, your Swiss Travel Pass and the Glacier Express seat reservations there are no other bookings that should be made in advance.
Please refer to this page for information on money and payment options. Lockers at Zurich (Airport) will be very expensive, but you'll probably be able to use the luggage department. You'd best contact the SBB to ask for options and fares.