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minswiz17
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Jun 8, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Hi we are a couple, and have planned a 6 day itinerary as below, can you please let us know if it looks good and feasible. Any recommendations will be appreciated.

Day1 - arrive in Zurich around 1pm

Trip to Rhine falls, stay overnight in Zurich.

Day2 - leave for Interlaken leave in morning. Do some sightseeing and some activities. Need suggestions in and around Interlaken would want to keep it low for this day.

Day3 - trip to jungfrauzou

Day 4 - trip to my titlis

Day 5 - not sure on this day, maybe Zermatt or maybe a day trip on glacier Express or Bernina Express

Day 6 - back to Zurich in the day and do some shopping and sightseeing. Any ideas around Zurich or on the way from Interlaken to Zurich? Overnight in Zurich, fly out early morning day 7.

Please let us know the ideas for the missing time. Let us know if this looks good and fine to be covered in these 6 days.

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Jun 9, 2017 - 6:38 AM in reply to minswiz17

>> Day1 - arrive in Zurich around 1pm

Trip to Rhine falls, stay overnight in Zurich.

Zürich and the Rhine Falls are pleasant, but there are many places more worthy of your time, especially if this is your first visit to Switzerland. Consider going straight to Luzern/Lucerne and spending 2 or 3 nights there.

There is information about these places on the following pages:

www.myswissalps.com/rh inefalls

www.myswissalps.com/zu rich

www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

>> Day2 - leave for Interlaken leave in morning. Do some sightseeing and some activities. Need suggestions in and around Interlaken would want to keep it low for this day.

By "low", do you mean "low altitude"?

Interlaken itself has little to offer. If you don't want to visit somewhere like Mürren (altitude 1,638 metres) or Schynige Platte (altitude 2,076 metres), you could go for a cruise on the Brienzersee (Lake Brienz) or the Thunersee (Lake Thun). What you can do will depend on what time you arrive in Interlaken.

www.myswissalps.com/in terlaken

www.myswissalps.com/mu rren

www.myswissalps.com/sc hynigeplatte

www.myswissalps.com/bo atlakethun

www.myswissalps.com/bo atlakebrienz

>> Day3 - trip to jungfrauzou

It's called Jungfraujoch.

www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch

>> Day 4 - trip to my titlis

This trip would be best done from Luzern to avoid excessive travel times.

www.myswissalps.com/ti tlis

>> Day 5 - not sure on this day, maybe Zermatt or maybe a day trip on glacier Express or Bernina Express

Zermatt is around 2.5 hours each way from Interlaken, so that's 5 hours travel, plus whatever time you spend in Zermatt.

www.myswissalps.com/ze rmatt

The Glacier Express does not start, finish or pass near Interlaken, and the whole route takes around 8 hours. You could do the sector from Brig to Zermatt if you don't mind the travel time. Reservations are compulsory on the official Glacier Express train, but you can travel the same route on normal trains with no reservation.

www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress

The Bernina Express route is on the other side of Switzerland, and is not feasible as a day trip from Interlaken.

www.myswissalps.com/be rninaexpress

You could consider taking the Golden Pass train from Interlaken to Montreux (around 3 hours each way).

www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass

>> Day 6 - back to Zurich in the day and do some shopping and sightseeing. Any ideas around Zurich or on the way from Interlaken to Zurich? Overnight in Zurich, fly out early morning day 7.

If you have not been to Luzern, it would be worth breaking your journey at Luzern for a few hours, to walk around the old town and see the Chapel Bridge, all of which is close to the station.

In Zürich, you could walk through the old town on both sides of the river. Other ideas are here:

www.myswissalps.com/zu rich

www.myswissalps.com/bo atlakezurich

I hope this helps you to clarify what you would like to do in the time you have available. Please don't hesitate to ask further questions as your planning progresses!

Alpenrose

minswiz17
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Jun 9, 2017 - 12:07 PM in reply to Removed user

Thanks Alpenrose for the comments. I will work on the itinerary again and post the new one.

Would you recommend Swiss travel pass for this trip or individual purchase of tickets would be better?

Or if you recommend Swiss travel pass, then a 3 or 4 day is better suited for this itinerary.

thanks in anticipation.

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Jun 10, 2017 - 12:22 AM in reply to minswiz17

>> Would you recommend Swiss travel pass for this trip or individual purchase of tickets would be better? Or if you recommend Swiss travel pass, then a 3 or 4 day is better suited for this itinerary.

Some sort of pass will almost certainly be better than buying individual tickets for each trip. However, it will not be possible to say which pass would be most suitable before you have a detailed final itinerary and know which trains, buses, boats and cable cars you will be travelling on during your trip.

From the look of an itinerary, experienced travellers here can often make an educated guess as to the best pass, but in the end, if you want to be absolutely sure which pass is most economical, there is only one way to find out, and that is to do your sums. There is a page here that can help with that:

www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass

Alpenrose

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