Jul 10, 2018 - 12:16 PM
Hello from the U.S.!
Your advice on this forum is much appreciated and we thank you all for your willingness to share your knowledge with us "visitors" :) We are 4 healthy adults traveling for the first time to Switzerland for 10 days in August-6 days Interlakken 3 days Zurich. I have been reading this forum since May to plan my itinerary and though I feel I know more now than I did pre-research, I still feel like a novice; there is so much important and helpful information on here but its also overwhelming.
We will have the Swiss Travel Pass.
Can someone clarify some things please?
1. Since we are touring independent from a travel company, can we still see popular attractions without booking the excursion through Viator.com?
For example, on Viator I saw a "Black Forest and day trip from Zurich" option. I will be staying in Zurich for a bit and would like to see the forest and the Rhine Falls. Is it easy to get to these places using public transportation by ourselves? Or should we book the experience with Viator to avoid making mistakes trying to get there on our own?
2. I am trying to plan at least 2 "rural" hikes from Interlakken where we will be able to experience your beautiful country away crowds of people and take a picnic . We are able to endure a 10-12 hour day on foot.
Is Schynige Platte a good place to hike?
It sounds like Lucerne + Mt Pilatus are two trails that can be done in one day?
Does anyone recommend a hike which includes passing a lake and some foot snow?
Thank you kindly,