4 day trip advice for Mürren and Bernese Oberland

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abhitrip
abhitrip
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Apr 19, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Hello,

Me and my partner will be traveling to Switzerland in the month of May. We will be reaching Zurich from Naples on 13/05/19 evening at around 7PM. We plan to stay for that night in Zurich. We have then booked our accommodation in Murren for the days - 14/05 to 18/05. On 18/05 afternoon we have to catch our flight back to India.

So that leaves us with four full days - 14, 15, 16 and 17 to explore the best bits of the Bernese Oberland (with our base being in Murren).

We have read that the weather is going to be unpredictable in Murren in the month of May, but we are prepared for that. We are an active couple, and we have no problem with walking or taking long train journeys and spending 12 hours everyday exploring.

We request that we be given advice by all you fellow travelers about how to best plan our 4 days itinerary in Bernese Oberland.

Thanks!

Abhishek.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 19, 2019 - 11:03 AM in reply to abhitrip

Hello Abhishek and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

This should give you some pointers - www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion/activitie s.

Also www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/please-read-these-faqs-before-you-post-1.

Annika
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Apr 19, 2019 - 12:34 PM in reply to abhitrip

Hi Abishek! The link Rockoyster provided you with should be a good start. Activities for a somewhat larger area are listed at myswissalps.com/bernes eoberland. The timetable allows you to plan your trips: myswissalps.com/timeta ble.

Weather is indeed unpredictable. Just hope for the best, and make a list of back-up plans. A rail pass will help you save money and gain flexibility. If you can travel for free, you can change your plans if weather forces you to do so, or travel to an area with better weather conditions. If you prefer nation-wide coverage, a Swiss Travel Pass is worth looking into: myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass. The Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland is another option: https://www.myswissalp s.com/regionalpassbern eseoberland. It provides good coverage for the area you'll be visiting.

I assume you'll be traveling from Naples by train? If so, please see myswissalps.com/traint ickets/italy. Hotels in Zurich for your first night can be found at myswissalps.com/zurich /hotels.

abhitrip
abhitrip
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Apr 20, 2019 - 7:02 PM in reply to Annika

Thank you, Annika and rockoyster!

I and my partner have framed an itinerary for ourselves for our Swiss vacation. Request fellow travelers to give us their insight on it.

13/05 - We reach Zurich by flight from Naples. 7 PM. We stay overnight in Zurich. If time permits, we stroll around Zurich city.

14/05 - We head towards Murren - our base. Our plan for the day -> Murren - Schilthorn - Lauterbrunnen - Murren.

15/05 - Murren - Interlaken (Paragliding) - Lake Brianz - Interlaken town - back to Murren.

16/05 - Murren - Lucerne - Mt. Titlis - back to Murren.

17/05 - Murren - Gornergrat - Zermatt (Matterhorn) - back to Murren.

18/05 - Murren to Zurich - flight to India.

The days are interchangeable according to the weather. That way we are flexible.

Would really appreciate some insight/ tips on our plan. It's our first time to Switzerland, and we are really hoping for a great experience.

Thanks!

Abhishek.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 20, 2019 - 9:52 PM in reply to abhitrip

Hello Abhishek,

Sounds like fun.

16th and 17th are longish travel days.

For your day trip to Zermatt try to make sure that at least in one direction between Spiez and Zermatt you go via Kandersteg. You will then travel on the Regio-Express Lötschberger train over the traditional, more than 100 year old mountain route, giving you a wonderful view along the impressive peaks and down into the Rhone Valley. The faster more direct but less scenic route between Spiez and Visp incorporates the lengthy (in distance) but short (in time) Lötschberger Base Tunnel.

abhitrip
abhitrip
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Apr 21, 2019 - 7:01 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you for the tip, rockoyster! :)

Wanted to know if on 16th we could may be do -> Murren - Jungfrau - Lucerne - Murren.

We are a bit confused about choosing between Jungfrau and Mt. Titlis. We have read both are completely different experiences, but owing to the fact that we will be going to Schilthorn for sure... we feel that Schilthorn and Mt. Titlis might be similar experiences. Would it be so?

Also, will the 4 consecutive days Bernese Oberland Regional Pass be the best rail pass for us per our plan?

Thanks!

Abhishek.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Apr 21, 2019 - 8:29 AM in reply to abhitrip

Howdy Abhishek,

Based in Mürren I would skip Titlis.

The BO Pass could work for you but doesn't cover travel beyond Brig to Zermatt or any excursion at Zermatt. In fact if you have the BO Pass you HAVE to go via Kandersteg both ways if you want to take advantage of that pass.

The BO Pass also doesn't fully cover your travel to and from Zurich. Check the map at www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpassberneseoberl and/validity.

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math.

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