Mar 13, 2017 - 10:56 PM
Hello, I will be arriving at Zurich in the afternoon (about 3pm) and plan to travel straight to Interlaken and based there for 4 nights.
Day 2 – Take train to Lauterbrunnen in the morning, hike from Grutshalp - Murren - Gimmelwald, and finally take the cable car up to the Schilthorn. Go back down Lauterbrunnen via cable car & explore. (+ Männlichen - Kleine Scheidegg hike. Will I have time? Will I also get the view of overlooking Staubbach Falls and Lauterbrunnen valey from this hike?)
Day 3- Head from interlaken to Iseltwald (by bus) - is this worth? Head to Kandersteg by train, start hike from Kandersteg - Blausee - Frutigen - Reichenbach. -would also love to visit Oeschinensee lake but seem to be closed in april? Any other way to view Oeschinensee lake from top? Are they also other things to do in Kandersteg?
alternative- Day trip to Bern
Day 4 - Morning train to Zermatt, hike Rottenboden - Riffelsee or Blauherd - Stellisee - Grindjesee - Leisee, depending on which trail will be open. Spend rest of the day sightseeing in town then head back to Interlaken.
Day 5 - Sunday - any suggestions? Night/ Morning train to Zurich
Day 6 - Explore Zurich
Day 7- Afternoon depart Switzerland
- Is this itinerary feasible? Would Day 2 be too tiring or should I split into 2 different days? I don't hike often but I do light exercise fairly often. Would also like to fit in hike trail from Wengen - Staubbachbankli but not sure where to fit it in..?
- I will be travelling solo on hikes, would this be safe? Are all the hiking trails mentioned above will be opened on the week of 5th April?
- Do I need waterproof pants to hike/ how warm should I dress? Are there still snow around?
- Is Interlaken as a base good idea for this trip?
- Not sure which/ how many days of travel pass I should get?
Thanks in advance!