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Sep 9, 2012 - 7:39 AM
First of all thank you for this opportunity. Beginning of october, my wife and I plan a trip to Switzerland starting from lake Como. I am a little confused on how we should plan our route. Our basic aim is to see nature and smaller Swiss towns but we have limited ability to walk or climb so it will be basically by trains or public transportation and small walks. My estimation is,
- We go from Como to Tirano and from Tirano to St Moritz (or any smaller town that you would advise instead of St Moritz )

- From St Moritz (or ...) we go to either to Zermatt or Montreux or Geneva or Lausanne (anywhere in that area)

- From Zermatt or other towns we go to Interlaken district.

- From Interlaken either go to Lucerne (where we had been once and enjoyed) or continue to Lake Constanz

So could you help me by giving your opinion whether such a plan is reasonable for one week of vacation time and again your opinion, considering the season which towns we should choose along this route and allow how many nights for each.

Thanks in advance and best regards
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Sep 11, 2012 - 12:14 PM

Welcome to the forum kemalt! If your main goal is to cover a lot of Switzerland in one week, I think this is a good itinerary. I'd spend 1 or 2 nights in each town in that case. An example, including some tips on scenic train rides:

- day 1: Tirano - St. Moritz or a nearby town (consider Samedan, Celerina or Bever)
- day 2: near St. Moritz (day trips are mentioned here)
- day 3: trip to Zermatt (if you want to explore mountain regions mainly) or Montreux (if you prefer a somewhat larger town). This trip can be made by Glacier Express;
- day 4: Zermatt or Montreux;
- day 5: head for Interlaken (by the scenic Lötschberg Express from Zermatt or by Golden Pass from Montreux);
- day 6: Interlaken (day trips are listed here), head for Lucerne;
- day 7: Lucerne.

You may like the selections of hotels near the railway stations for St. Moritz, Zermatt, Interlaken, Lucerne and all other towns.

Note that such a schedule is rather full. If you want to enjoy more peace and quiet, I'd skip one of the regions if I were you. St. Moritz - Lucerne - Interlaken would also be an option. But that's a matter of personal preference. You can best use the timetable to find out about traveling times.

A rail pass would definitely be worth your money. Since you travel in October, you can use the 2 for 1 offer. If you'll be traveling this much, I recommend to consider two 4 day Swiss Saver Passes. This way, 8 consecutive days will be covered. An alternative is the 4 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass (with 4 free travel days and discounted traveling on the remaining days).

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