Suggestions for 2 days in Switzerland

  • Removed user
    52345 posts
    23 October 2012 at 14:36:35 #805674

    I haven’t been to Switzerland and would liketo spend 1.5 to 2 full days in the moutains. I have a flight out of Zurich on Saturday, 27th Oct at 10pm and plan to leave Mulhouse, France on Thursday, 25th Oct, noon. Are there itineraries which you could recommend with the most practical transport passes.

    I have 2 very heavy luggages which I intend to leave at Zurich Airport or some other left luggage.

    I came across the Bernese Overland articles on this website and thought it may be possible to do some short hikes or relax near the snow caps. My fitness level is above average and have been on multi-day high-altitude treks.

    Thank you.

  • Annika
    7001 posts
    26 October 2012 at 11:05:05 #837372

    Welcome atrekker! If you’re looking for a stay in the Alps, the Bernese Oberland is definitely recommendable. It’s easily reachable from Basel and Zurich, so you could spend two nights there. Consider Interlaken or a nearby town. If you appreciate scenic train trips, you should travel to Zurich via Meiringen, the Brünig Pass and Lucerne. Furthermore, you can make a boat trip over lake Thun, visit one of the famous viewing points such as the Jungfraujoch or the Schilthorn, and indeed make some hikes. Routes at higher altitude may already by closed down due to snow, but there are lots of routes that are still accessible this time of the year. This overview might help.

    As for a rail pass: if you need one, and which one, ultimately depends on your plans. If you’d only need tickets from Basel to Interlaken and from Interlaken to Zurich Airport, regular tickets would be best. But I assume you will be traveling more than just those trips. The Swiss Half Fare Card is probably the best solution in that case.

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