6 day trip in Switzerland from Zurich to Geneva

Print this page
Posts: 7
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
esk79b
esk79b
5 posts
new member
Jun 23, 2019 - 11:57 PM

Hi There!

Me & my wife (28 & 25) are planning for a 6 Day trip to Swiss. We will be reaching Zurich airport on Day1 .

Planning to buy Swiss Travel Pass for 8 Days. Might get dicsount for my wife (Age<26)

On Day 1, Our plan is to visit Rhine Falls,Lake Zurich, uetliberg & Few other attractions in City and then take a Train to Lucerne and stay there for Night 1.

Day 2 & 3 - Visit Mt.Titlis, Mt. Pilatus, Stanserhorn, Lake Lucerne. Stay at Lucerne for Night 1 & Night2

Day 4 - STart early from Lucerne to Interlaken . Visit Jungfrau . Stay at Wengen

Day 5 - Scenic Train Route

Day 6 - Flight at 9:30 pm from Geneva to London

I do not wanna Spend much time in geneva. Would like to make use of my Swiss Travel Pass & explore the Panaromic routes for Free.

Please advise the best way to utilize Day 5 & Day 6.

Thanks a lo tin advance

Steph
Steph
1918 posts
top member &
moderator
Jun 24, 2019 - 5:34 AM in reply to esk79b

Hello Esk79b and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Nice to hear the two of your are coming to explore Switzerland.

Your itinerary really looks nice, covering lots of top destinations as well as not too rushed. Well done.

For days 5 and 6 please use below links for inspiration. You can take the Golden Pass scenic train from Interlaken towards Montreux. Montreux is also a very valid alternative to stay for that night, if you don't want to head directly to Geneva. Or look at Lausanne, slightly closer to Geneva for the last day.
- www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass
- www.myswissalps.com/mo ntreux
- www.myswissalps.com/la usanne
- www.myswissalps.com/la kegeneva
You will find inspiration about "What to do" on each of the pages above.

The Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days offers you two additional days you won't be needing. Maybe consider using a Saver Day Pass on the first and last day, which would allow you to buy a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass and might be a valid option for you.
- www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass, check the "Where it's valid" tab for detailed validity
- www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass

For train connections and travelling times use the timetable below, a fantastic tool for planning, so make sure you read how it works:
- www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Hope this is supportive. Get back to us anytime for further input.

Best,
Steph

esk79b
esk79b
5 posts
new member
Jun 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Thank you so much Stef. Your suggestions are really helpful.

esk79b
esk79b
5 posts
new member
Jun 24, 2019 - 1:15 PM

After looking at multiple posts, I am slightly confused what are the best mountain peaks to visit.

As we're going to buy Swiss Pass, I am just wondering what's the best deal. Based on what I've read, I need to spend additional amount to visit most of these.

1. Mt.Pilatus (need to pay additional amount of 28 Pounds/person for Train & Cable Car)

2. Stanserhorn (Free with Swiss pass)

3. Mt.Titlis (need to pay additional amount of 45 Pounds/person for Cable Car)

4. Jungfrau (Using Swiss pass, need to pay additional amount of 120 Pounds/person for cogwheel train). If we have Half Fare Card, it's costing around 80 pounds per person.

5. Klein Matterhorn (need to pay additional amount of 42 Pounds/person for Cable Car)

I would like to explore places which are different from each other. Can you please help me in this

esk79b
esk79b
5 posts
new member
Jun 24, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Stef,

Our plan is to visit the main attractions Zurich, Lucerne (Mt. Titlis,Mt.Pilatus), Interlaken (Jungfrau) in the first 4 days and do a panaromic train tour on Day 5 & 6.

Also, regarding the Panaromic Train journey, I am planning to take Golden pass route on Day 4, when I go from Lucerne to Interlaken . On Day 5 & 6, I am planning to view the most scenic train routes (Parts of Golden pass, Bernina Express, Glacier Express). I have my flight at 8:50 pm(Local time) from geneva which means I should be in airport by at least 6pm. Can you Please help me in suggesting the best way to cover the most scenic train routes

I did some research on various Swiss Passes

DAY PASS -> 59 CHF with Half Fare

day pass -> 106 CHF without Half Fare card

Travel Pass ->

Adult

281.00 CHF -> 4 Day

418.00 CHF -> 8 Day

Youth

240.00 CHF -> 4 Day

357.00 CHF -> 8 Day

Swiss Half Fare Card - 1 Month Validity

120 CHF

we're planning for 6 day trip.

Option 1 : 8-Day Travel pass (Total 418 + 357 = 775 CHF)

Only disadvantage compared to Half Fare Card is Jungfrau. Jungfrau is Less expensive using Half Fare Card

Option 2 : 4 Day Travel pass plus Half Fare Card ( Total 281+240+120+120 = 761 CHF)

Option 3: 4 Day Travel pass plus Day Saver Pass without Half Fare Card ( Total 281+240+106*2 Days+106*2 Days= 945 CHF)

* 106 CHF per day for Saver pass Price without Half fareCard

Option 4: 4 Day Travel pass plus Day Saver Pass with Half Fare Card (Total 281+240+120+59*2 + 120 + 59*2 )

*120 CHF - Half Fare Card Price

* 59 CHF per days for Saver pass with Half fareCard

Based on above Data, I felt Swiss Travel Pass looks more suitable. Please correct me if I am wrong with the above data. Can you please help me in suggesting the best Swiss Pass Options.

Really sorry for such a long post. I tried to give as much detailed information as possible which made it very long

esk79b
esk79b
5 posts
new member
Jun 25, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Hi There!

After spending several hours, I've come up with below itinerary. Please suggest if this looks feasible.

On Day 1 Arriving at Zurich airport., Our plan is to visit Rhine Falls,Lake Zurich, uetliberg & Few other attractions in City and then take a Train to Lucerne and stay there for Night 1.

Day 2 & 3 - Visit Mt.Titlis, Mt. Pilatus, Stanserhorn, Lake Lucerne. Stay at Lucerne for Night 1 & Night2.

Go to Interlaken. Night 3 at Lucerne / Interlaken.

Day 4 - Start early from Lucerne / Interlaken to Grindelwald . Visit Jungfrau.

Night 4 -> Go to Zurich via Wengen. Stay at Zurich . For visiting Jungfrau, approx. how much time would be required?

Day 5 - Start early from Zurich to Chur / Davos

Take Bernina express to Tirano and return to St.Moritz

Stay at St.Moritz

Day 6 - Take Glacier Express from St.Moritz (7 am) - Brig (1:40 pm)

Take Train from Brig - geneva Airport (2pm - 5 pm) . Flight at 8:50 pm

Steph
Steph
1918 posts
top member &
moderator
Jun 25, 2019 - 5:26 AM in reply to esk79b

Hello Esk79b,

Mountain destinations are what I call "same-same but different", so it's hard to say.

Some have snow all year round (Titlis, Jungfraujoch, Klein Matterhorn)

Some are reached by cable car only (Titlis and Stanserhorn and Klein Matterhorn) and

others are reached by cablecar and/or cogwheel train (Pilatus, Jungfraujoch)

See:
- www.myswissalps.com/ti tlis
- www.myswissalps.com/st anserhorn
- www.myswissalps.com/pi latus
- www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch
- www.myswissalps.com/kl einmatterhorn

For detailed comparison of rail passes and tickets please use the very helpful spreadsheet in below link:
- www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass

Best,
Steph

Last modified on Jun 25, 2019 - 5:30 AM by Steph

More on MySwissAlps.com

Get a free account to plan your trip

Planning your trip is much easier with a free MySwissAlps account. Learn all about Switzerland and get in touch with us quickly if you have questions.

Learn more

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2019