Jan 11, 2017 - 12:06 PM
in reply to MattBackpack
Hi MattBackpack and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Yes, travelling from Florence to Geneva will take you via Milan. I think you thought on using trains in Switzerland is a good one. Take a look at our train information page for more details on passes you can purchase.
As far as visiting Geneva is concerned, I assume you have something in the area you want to see? If you do go to Geneva then on your trip to Zurich you may like to go via Montreux and take the Golden Pass train to Interlaken - a scenic panoramic train. You can also take a day trip to Gruyeres on the Chocolate train (one of the lines on the Golden Pass) from Montreux if you find yourself there.
For further information on panoramic trains (like the Glacier and Bernina express) please visit our page here for prices and routes.Those last two trains or not convenient for you to take if you stick with your Milan to Geneva to Zurich itinerary. But you could always change your plans!
The Glacier express (Zermatt to Chur) or the Bernina Express from (Tirano to Chur) are the most popular and probably the most spectacular scenic train trips in Switzerland. Whether you want to alter your plan to try and take these trains is up to you. Chur is not the most exciting town however and from there you are getting quite close to Zurich and the end of your trip.
Perhaps from Milan take a train to Brig and from there board the Glacier Express to Zermatt if that town, and the Matterhorn interest you with a train ride to Gornergrat. From Zermatt take the Glacier Express all the way to Chur and on to Zurich?
Lots of options! A good problem to have I think. Once you finalize your itinerary with what you want to see please let us know and we can help finalize travel plans or answer other other questions.
Last modified on Jan 11, 2017 - 12:08 PM by Lucas