Jun 24, 2016 - 2:23 AM
Planning to visit in early August. I will be travelling with my elderly parents and kids. So we will be skipping hiking and lots of walking. Planning to focus on Trains and buses and boat, cable car and gondola rides :) My parents' primary interest is the lovely Swiss scenery - not big on museums or buildings etc.
Here's my planned itinerary with a lot of holes at the moment. Somewhere between Day 1 and Day 2, I would like to visit Jungfraujoch as well if the weather cooperates.
Day 0: Arrive in Geneva at night. Hotel in Geneva
Day 1: Train from Geneva to Montreux and then on the GoldenPass to Interlaken. Staying at Interlaken hotel for 4 nights. Afternoon and evening - Open to ideas :)
Day 2: Read a suggestion on here about taking the train to Lauterbrunnen, gondola to Grutschalp, train to Murren, gondola to Shilthorn & Piz Gloria, back to Gimmelwald and then cable car to Lauterbrunnen and then train back to Interlaken hotel. Q: How long would this excursion take? Should I budget the whole day for this? or can I plan something else the same day?
Day 3: Train from Interlaken to Lucerne. Looking for suggestions on what to do in and around Lucerne. Have seen suggestions of taking a boat / cruise that sound interesting.
Day 4: Train from Interlaken to Chur. Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt. Back from Zermatt to Interlaken hotel.
Day 5: Checkout and head to Geneva (hotel). Considering a half-day (or full day if appropriate) excursion between Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux. Seeking suggestions for possible things to do.
Day 6: Flying out of Geneva in the evening. So likely local excursion during the day. Again seeking suggestions.
Plan to take the 4-day Swiss Travel Pass for days 1 - 4 - 2nd class. And likely will upgrade to 1st class for the Glacier Express.
Thank you in advance for your advice and suggestions.