Nov 9, 2013 - 5:38 AM
Hello Ruchira! Visiting all places you mention in only 7 days will result in a very busy schedule. It's possible with an itinerary like this:
- day 1: fly into Geneva and visit the town;
- day 2: visit Montreux and travel to Zermatt;
- day 3: spend the day in Zermatt and get to Interlaken at the end of the day;
- day 4 and 5: spend the days near Interlaken visiting the Jungfraujoch and some other viewing points like Schilthorn, First or Männlichen;
- day 6: travel to Lucerne and visit the Pilatus (I'd choose this one over the Titlis, as that adds quite some extra travel time);
- day 7: leave for Zurich and fly back home.
Personally I'd prefer a more relaxed itinerary, focusing on two base towns (e.g. Interlaken and Lucerne or Interlaken and Zermatt) only. Please consult the timetable
to find out about traveling times and use that information to decide what amount of traveling is acceptable to you.
The weather really can't be predicted, as Arno mentioned. All you can do is make sure you have back-up plans (visiting towns and markets instead of mountain tops) in case of bad weather and keep your itinerary as flexible as possible. Note that in winter the valleys can be covered by mist and clouds, whereas it may be sunny up in the mountains. So it's always worth to check weather forecasts and the images of mountain tops like the Jungfraujoch, displayed on local television and monitors at the valley stations.
If you'll be traveling quite a lot, an 8 day Swiss Saver Pass
will provide maximum flexibility and convenience. If you limit your amout of traveling other passes
may come in handy, but that depends on your final list of plans.
Last modified on Nov 1, 2018 - 4:17 PM by Arno