Just want to thank everyone for all your help and advice. I am still trying to get our trip together as to where to stay and visit for 5 days in Switzerland. After watching a utube video on Jungfraujoch, I now think we should take the time to see this area. Here is the itinerary so far but I am open to changes. Just need to know the best route as we haven't booked our hotels yet. I have tried to look at train tickets but is seems to early to purchase. I also have read about the flex pass and that is probably the best for us or half price Swiss pass. Someone recommended the Eurail pass. As soon as I am sure about the itinerary I will download the spreadsheet and input all passes.j
Day 1 - Sunday, May 31 - Train from Lyon, France to Montreux. I thought that would be a good base for 2 nights. (Should we stay one night) We will take a train leaving Lyon around 9 a.m. after disembarking a week long river cruise Avignon to Lyon. Visit Chillon Castle day 1 or 2. Boat trip on lake.
Day 2 - Monday, June 1 - Montreux - Train to Guyere and ????
Day 3 -Tuesday, June 2 - Montreux to either Interlaken, Grindelwald or Lucerne. on the Golden Pass train. Would like to then take a train that day or next day Jungfraujoch. Overnight in one of these places. Will we have enough time to check into a hotel and visit Jungfraujoch the same day?
Day 4 - Wednesday, June 3 - Train to Lindau, Germany for 2 nights.
Day 5 - Thursday, June 4 - Lindau, Germany
Day 6 - Friday, June 5 - Train to Zurich - overnight in Zurich and visit
Day 7 - Saturday, June 6 - Zurich
Day 8 - Sunday, June 8 - Flight home to Chicago from Zurich at around 1 p.m.
As you can see I am all over the place. We need at least a few more weeks in Switzerland but have to pack our visit into 5 days.
I am open to any changes to the itinerary except dates and 2 nights in Lindau, Germany.