Hello! I (21f) was hoping to get some help going over my itinerary for a 14-day trip in September that I will be doing solo. I have never done something like this before so it’s quite intimidating. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Here is what I have for each of my bases:
Day 1 Zurich
-Arrive in Zurich around 10:30am
-Visit Rhine Falls and Schaffhausen
-Use the remaining time in evening/next morning to see the city
Day 2-3 Lucerne
-Mt. Pilates, possibly do a rodelbahn
-Lake Lungern and a small hike to Dundelbachfall
-Explore town, Chapel Bridge, Museggmauer wall/towers
Day 4-6 Bern
-Explore old town and Zytglogge clock, Cathedral of Bern
-Matterhorn/Zermatt and 5 Lakes Hike
-Lake Oeschinensee and Rodelbahn
Day 7-8 Geneva
-Carouge center and market (wed/sat)
-Marché aux Puces de Plainpalais (sat/sun)
-Geneva water fountain
-Conservatory and Botanical Garden
Day 9-12 Interlaken
-Boat to Iseltwald
-First Cliff Walk and First mountain cart
-Lauterbrunnen and Staubbauch Falls
-Jungfraujoch and Ice Palace
-Sigriswil Panoramic Bride
This leaves me with 2 nights and 3 days to throw in somewhere. However, on my last day I fly out of Zurich at 1:40pm and the day before that I need to get a COVID test in order to fly back to the US. With the extra time though, I was thinking of canyoning Grimsel while in Interlaken or doing a trip to Montreux from Geneva. Or, does my itinerary have too much going on, and would it be best to spend an extra day somewhere?
Sidenote- I'm not sure if I'm happy with the Geneva section for a couple reasons: it's a lot of city, I won't be in town during the weekend markets, and I was debating switching it out for time spent more east in Lugano and a trip to Verzaska Valley instead. Thoughts?
I was also wondering if there were any scenic trains that might work with my itinerary?
I apologize for how long my post it! Thank you in advance to whoever read this far and might respond!