Route to traverse Switzerland by train in 4 days

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Conniehoang
Conniehoang
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Jun 18, 2018 - 2:31 PM

We are seeking your expert advice on how to traverse Switzerland over 4 days with our Switzerland Travel Pass. Thank you sincerely for your time!

We are planning to leave Paris 7am and getting into Geneva around 10:30. Then an hour later arrival in Montreux. After a couple hours there (the Chillon Castle and views of Lake Geneva), should we head to Wengen for the night or stay somewhere lower?

Day 2 we are hoping to go up to Schilthorn and explore Grindelwald/First. Please recommend a route.

Day 3 Would it be impossible/ foolish to head out of Wengen early, to attempt either one if these 2 loops:

a) Luzern to have lunch, then to Bern for a couple hours, dinner in Thun, back to Wengen hotel....or if reverse direction is more scenic?

b) Thun, Bern for lunch, Luzern for a couple hours, then back to Wengen hotel. We are hoping to spend a couple hours walking around the towns of Bern & Luzern just to be able to appreciate the difference between them.

Day 4: overnight in Zermatt before heading to Venice.

Thank you all kindly

Connie Hoang

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 19, 2018 - 6:14 AM in reply to Conniehoang

Hi Connie,

I'd go straight to Wengen.

There are two routes from Wengen to go Schilthorn and we describe them here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/schilthorn/getti ngthere - I'd make it a round-trip.

First is by cable car from Grindelwald.

With an early start both of your day trip options can work.

Use the timetable to find schedules for any trip between towns or up into the mountains: https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable - play around with the schedules to see what fits best for your preference.

I think Thun - Bern - Luzern and back via Interlaken is a nice option. Between Luzern and Interlaken you can travel on the Luzern-Interlaken Express.

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Conniehoang
Conniehoang
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Jun 19, 2018 - 2:01 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you very much. This is such a valuable forum. I wish there is one like this for other countries too.

Lucas
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Jun 19, 2018 - 4:18 PM in reply to Conniehoang

Me too!

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