Jun 29, 2016 - 8:23 AM
in reply to milredroyan
Good to see you on My Swiss Alps.
The links here can help with your itinerary planning:
It is good to see tha you will work from a base or bases, which makes a more relaxing trip.
Much as i love Zürich, I think I'd work off my jet lag in Luzern.
About one hour from Zürich airport. Trains every 30 minutes, every other one direct with no change at Zürich main station.
The timetable will help you a lot on your trip:
This map is useful. Under Points of Interest/Traffic, you can turn on icons for train stations, etc.
Some dicussions of various cites are under:
Some ideas about your interests or hopes for your visit would help us make comments. Mid October can still be good hiking weather, although snow is quite possible at high altitudes