Apr 11, 2016 - 9:42 PM
in reply to xuefang88
Hello and welcome to the forum. Good to hear you are able to visit Switzerland.
A few thoughts for you to consider. For a short stay it would probably be best to have just one base to save the time involved in unpacking, packing, checking in and out etc. Perhaps Wilderswil might suit you? It is close enough to Interlaken to allow good travel connections but quieter and prettier than Interlaken. You should check the weather forecast before going up to Jungfraujoch as it is a long and expensive trip if all you see is clouds! It is possible to do a day trip to Lucerne to visit either Titlis or Pilatus travelling the pretty route over the Brunig pass from Interlaken to Lucerne. Mt. Rigi is also a possibility from Lucerne and is free with the Swiss Travel Pass.
I would not go to the Rhine Falls unless you have late flight from Zurich in which case you could go to Zurich early in the morning, leave your luggage in lockers at Zurich and visit the falls before going to the airport.
As for Kandersteg, we like it and it would be possible as a day trip. We have visited Oeschinensee from Kandersteg and it is beautiful.
Do have some ideas in reserve in case the weather is not suitable for mountain top trips. Ballenberg Open Air museum is huge and you can see lots of interesting buildings gathered there from all over Switzerland and see exhibitions and demonstrations of traditional Swiss crafts. Or you could visit the city of Bern. Or do a lake cruise from Interlaken to Thun or on the other lake to Brienz.
You should consider a travel pass of some sort. For convenience we always get the Swiss Travel Pass as it covers all trains, buses and boats on regular routes and gives 50% on cable cars, funiculars etc. (25% on trains from Wengen/Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch) Even though you are only there for 6 days, an 8 day pass will still save you money. It will cover cost from Swiss border to your chosen resort. The other possibility is the Half Fare card which involves showing your pass to purchase tickets. Order online so you can use it straight away. You need to purchase a ticket from Milan to Swiss border and will need reservations for that leg of your journey. Reservations for trains within Switzerland are not necessary.
You can make detailed plans using the online timetable. That and the weather forecast are the most useful tools for a successful stay!
I hope this will help with your planning. Please post again if you have specific questions we can help with.
Last modified on Apr 12, 2016 - 5:40 AM by Arno