May 27, 2018 - 4:12 PM
in reply to Pvvortex
Yes, an itinerary like that could work well. I'd limit myself to just two hotel stops though over 5 days....you don't want to move around all the time on such a short visit.
Going to Lucerne or Wengen area first doesn't matter too much if you are returning to Zurich anyway. I'd maybe go to the farther town first (around Wengen) and then slowly make your way back to Zurich via Lucerne.
To know which pass is the best for your specific itinerary you need to plan out all trips you will make (train, bus, boat, cable car) and compare the prices for regular tickets to the rail pass price (and which routes/mountains are free or discounted). Once you have that information you can read our page here on how to choose the best rail pass. There is a spreadsheet there to help with the math. :)
Most rail passes can be bought online prior to arrival and it is the easiest option (no waiting in line and having an electronic back up in case you lose a pass.