Oct 12, 2014 - 11:49 AM
Thanks for your post! Your plans are doable, but not ideal to my taste. You would change base every day which means you need to spend a lot of time on traveling, packing, checking in/out of hotels and unpacking. I would advice to eliminate one or two towns to have more time left for activities and sightseeing.
Another tip is not to fly for such a short distance like Paris - Geneva and rather use the high speed TGV trains. You will see much more while traveling, it's eco friendly, and it won't take more time (perhaps even less). I would skip Geneva and take a TGV from Paris to Basel, then another train from Basel to Bern. There's even a direct one, but it arrives late in the evening. Then proceed to Zermatt and finally Montreux. You could even skip Montreux and focus on two towns, which is not a bad idea with just a few days available.
About affordable TGV tickets: www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/how-to-get-the-cheapest-tgv-tickets-to-switzerland
All train schedules: www.myswissalps.com/timetable
About rail passes: www.myswissalps.com/train/ticketspasses
Hotel suggestions: www.myswissalps.com/hotels
I hope this helps you out!
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