4 Nights & 3.5 days in Switzerland to see the Alps

4 Nights & 3.5 days in Switzerland to see the Alps

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kjr221
kjr221
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Apr 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Hello everyone,

we are vistiing Switzerland in early June 2018 for 4Nights &31/2 days and are In/out is from Geneva.

we want to visit the swiss alps

Take a scenic route.

What is that we can do and go in these many days?

Would appreciate your advice/inputs

Lucas
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Apr 19, 2018 - 6:49 PM in reply to kjr221

Hi kjr221 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I would suggest looking at staying in the Jungfrau region for some nice mountain experiences.

From Geneva you can take a train to Montreux and then take a train on the Golden Pass route to Interlaken. You could then stay at Interlaken, but more popular mountain villages would be Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Wengen or Mürren.

kjr221
kjr221
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Apr 20, 2018 - 12:06 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks for your inputs Lucas.

Some suggested we go to mtTItlis. What would you suggest?

How about Jungfraujoch?

Any thoughts?

Where do we stay?

I

1960man
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Apr 20, 2018 - 12:14 AM

Zermatt/Gornergrat/Matterhorn and the western Alps would be better than Jungfraujoch and Titlis for a short trip flying in and out of Geneva

Last modified on Apr 20, 2018 - 12:14 AM by 1960man
Lucas
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Apr 20, 2018 - 7:04 AM in reply to kjr221

Yes, Zermatt and area is much more easily reached from Geneva. It really depends on what you want to see/do and how long you are willing to travel to get there. :)

See the Swiss railways timetable here.

If you aren't set on some of the more "popular" mountains (like Titlis and Jungfraujoch (as you see many people know them) you could have an excellent time in Montreux (Rochers de Naye and/or Glacier 3000 for mountains) and Zermatt for the Gornergrat to see the Matterhorn.

1960man
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Apr 20, 2018 - 11:12 PM

Indeed Rochers de Naye was in my mind when suggesting staying west. Equally good mountain views as the popular mountain destinations further east, plus Marmots, walking possibilties etc.

Even lower and quickly accesible uplands give great views, such as Les Pleiades above Vevey:

www.region-du-leman.ch/en/P636/star-train-vevey-les-pleiades

Then there's all the vineyards on the slopes above Lac Leman

Last modified on Apr 20, 2018 - 11:17 PM by 1960man
kjr221
kjr221
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May 3, 2018 - 1:47 AM

First of all thank you all for wonderful advise. I have finalized my itin.

Day 1: Arrive at Geneva airport at 8 AM and travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Day 2: Visit Schilthorn via Murren.

Day 3: Visit Jungfraujoch

Day 4: Depart fm Lauterbrunnen for Geneva reaching at ~2PM and do siteseeing.

Day 5: Depart early morning from GVA

Which travel pass will you recommend for the above itin?

Lucas
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May 3, 2018 - 5:59 AM in reply to kjr221

For ease of use I would lean to the Swiss Travel Pass for 4 days. On the 5th day you can just buy a very cheap ticket to Geneva airport.

The Swiss Travel Pass will cover all your trips except between Wengen or Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch. You need to buy a ticket for that portion of the trip to Jungfraujoch which is discounted 25% with the Swiss Travel Pass.

You can buy the Swiss Travel Pass online here and have it emailed to you to print at home. This way you have back up copies to print again in case you lose it.

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