Advice for 7 day trip with family in Switzerland

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May 14, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Duration: 7 Days (First week of June)

Travellers: 5 People - Parents (60 years)+3 adult siblings

Hi, I'm looking for advice with planning a 7 days trip in Switzerland. As we are travelling with parents, looking to make it a relaxed trip, combining sightseeing, mountain trips and train rides.

Q1: Please suggest if the following itinerary is good or can be modified for a better experience- especially when in Interlaken and Montreux.

Q2: Is it advisable to add a ride on the Glacier or Bernina Express in this itinerary at any point?

Thank you.

Day 1 Arrive early morning in Zurich.

Day trip to Rhine Falls.

Bahnhofstrasse in evening. Stay in Zurich.

Day 2 Zurich to Lucerne by 9am-ish Train. Leave luggage in Locker at Train Station.

Day Trip to Mt. Titlis.

Return, pick bags from station and check-in hotel.

Chapel Bridge (if possible) in evening. Stay in Lucerne.

Day 3 Quick stop at Chapel Bridge/Lake Lucerne. Golden Pass from Lucerne to Interlaken.

Explore Grindelwald / Wengen/ Lauterbrunnen. Stay in Interlaken.

Day 4 Day Trip to Mt. Jungfrau. Stay in Interlaken.

Day 5 Explore Beatenburg/Lake Thun. Stay in Interlaken.

Day 6 Train from Interlaken to Zweisimmen. Take Golden Pass to Montreux. Stay in Montreux.

Day 7 Explore Montreux. Train to Zurich in Evening. Stay in Zurich.

Day 8 7am Leave for Airport. Return flight.



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May 15, 2018 - 7:06 AM in reply to Kanupriya

Hi Kanupriya, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

  1. Your itinerary looks fine. You're not trying to fit in too many things, so it should be relaxed.
  2. I can only see you doing the Glacier Express on the last day. However, it will be a very long train trip and I'm not sure what time your flight is. You could leave Montreux at 06:43, take the Glacier Express at 09:52 and take the train from Chur to Zurich which should bring you at the airport at 17:42. See the Swiss railways timetable for more details: metable.

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