Itinerary help for 7 days June trip in Switzerland

Itinerary help for 7 days June trip in Switzerland

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zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Feb 25, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Hi

This is Pranav from Mumbai, India and have planned our first family summer holiday's to Paris and Switzerland. I'm travelling with my Wife and Daughter (8 years old).

We are leaving for Paris on 27.05.2018 and would reach Paris on 27.05.2018 at around 19.30.

Our return flight is from Zurich on 06.06.2018 at around 21.30.

We will be in Paris till 31st May and on 31.05.2018 will come to Switzerland - Basel by train.

I want help in planning my Switzerland itinerary, from 31.05.2018 to 06.06.2018.

I would like to explore the best of Switzerland in the given time.

I request you to plan the best possible itinerary for our trip.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 25, 2018 - 11:38 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Hi zatakiap78 and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Sorry but we don't create itineraries for people. We just provide as much information as possible to help people make informed decisions about how to plan what would best meet their own specific goals. It all depends if you want to spend time in the mountains, in the cities, on scenic rail trips or a mixture of all of those things.

Some people like to move around a lot others like to go for one or two base locations with day trips from there. For a short visit such as your I would say the Jungfrau Region (www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion) and Lucerne (www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne) would be the most popular destinations.

Have a look at those links or start off here www.myswissalps.com/pl antrip and see how you go.

Use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to plan your travel. Be sure to read the instructions on that page before delving into the timetable. “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass) is also worth studying.

Once you have a rough itinerary there will be plenty of people happy to help you refine it.

Last modified on Feb 25, 2018 - 11:39 PM by rockoyster
zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Feb 26, 2018 - 5:11 AM

Thank You For Your Reply.

As you said - " It all depends if you want to spend time in the mountains, in the cities, on scenic rail trips or a mixture of all of those things. "

We plan to stay centrally - Need help here to select our base stay place. Luzern, Interlaken or Grindelwald, Wengen.

I plan to take day trips to Geneva, Zurich, Mt. Jungfrau, Mt. Titles, Mt Rigi or Mt. Pilatus.

I also want to cover Zermatt.

If I get help in selecting one or two base places for my stay so that I can cover all the places of interest it would be great.

On 31.05.2018, I will reach Basil at around 16.00 from Paris by train so if you could suggest me the first or the place where I can stay and conviently travel to other places.

I will be taking 8 days Swiss Travel Pass.

rockoyster
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Feb 26, 2018 - 5:44 AM in reply to zatakiap78

I would go straight through to Lucerne and stay there while you cover Mt. Titlis, Mt Rigi or Mt. Pilatus.

Then move to Interlaken or Grindelwald, Wengen for the rest of your stay. Wengen is a favourite of many participants on this forum. You can return to Zurich on the day of your flight and still have enough time to have a look around the city. Many people who fly out of Zurich visit the Rhine Falls on their last day if they have a later departure time. From Wengen you are close to Jungfraujoch and can make day trips to Zermatt and Geneva but they will be long train days.

With the Swiss Travel Pass you get 50% discount on Titlis and Pilatus and 25% on Jungfraujoch beyond Wengen or Grindelwald.

Hope that helps.

Last modified on Feb 26, 2018 - 5:53 AM by Chantal
zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Feb 26, 2018 - 8:20 AM

Thank You So Much

I really appreciate your prompt reply. This makes things so easy.

So,

Day 1: 31.05.2018 - Leave Paris and reach Luzern via Basel and stay over at night.

Day 2: 01.06.18 - Mt. Titlis and Luzern city tour

Day 3: 02.06.18 - Mt. Pilatus or Mt. Rigi

Day 4: 03.06.18 - Leave Luzern and reach Grindelwald / Wengen and explore it on the same day.

Day 5: 04.06.18 - Mt. Jungfrau

Day 6: 05.06.18 - Day Trip To Geneva

Day 7: 06.06.18 - Leave for Zurich, City tour in the and later catch flight at 21.30

How is this tour plan.

zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Feb 26, 2018 - 8:39 AM

I am missing out on Zermatt how can it be covered can you help.

And in my given schedule can I cover any Golden Pass Route.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 26, 2018 - 9:35 AM in reply to zatakiap78

Day 6 you could take Golden Pass to Montreux. Geneva is no big deal. Then continue to Zermatt for overnight stay. Day 7 Gornergrat to get close to Matterhorn then train back to Zurich.

Another variation, there are an infinite number of variations in Switzerland, is to skip Gornergrat and catch Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur an then connection to Zurich.

Last modified on Feb 26, 2018 - 11:44 AM by Chantal
zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Feb 26, 2018 - 12:17 PM

For my Golden Pass Query:

I will be travelling from Luzern to Interlaken - How about just this part of travel on Golden Pass is it advisable?

Chantal
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Feb 26, 2018 - 7:34 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Hi zazakiap78,

We consider the leg Zweisimmen to Montreux as the best part, however, all legs are worth your time. Have you read our page with the Golden Pass line details already?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 26, 2018 - 8:15 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Definitely!

zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Feb 27, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Thanks for your reply.

How about travelling to Zermatt from Paris and than contnue my trip to with stay at Luzern

Chantal
Chantal
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Feb 27, 2018 - 2:02 PM in reply to zatakiap78

You can do that as well with an overnight in Zermatt. Catch the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur an then the connection to Lucerne.

zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Feb 27, 2018 - 7:54 PM

If I keep my itinerary as posted earlier

On Day 6 My Day trip to Geneva - How about I take Golden Pass up to Montreux and then go to Geneva explore the city and get back to Grindelwald / Wengen

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 27, 2018 - 8:01 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Interlaken to Montreux via Zweisimmen then on to Geneva. Then let the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) show you the most direct route back to Interlaken. Just search Geneva to Interlaken (or Wengen/Grindelwald).

zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Feb 27, 2018 - 8:05 PM

This can be done in one day - Right

I know it will be long day but could you advise me by what time should I start my trip so can cover everything and return back.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Feb 27, 2018 - 9:18 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Sure it can be done in 1 day. When you start and finish depends on your stamina.

The SBB Timetable will give you travel times.

Then depends on how much time you want to spend in Montreux (www.myswissalps.com/mo ntreux/activities) and Geneva (www.myswissalps.com/ge neva/activities).

Last modified on Feb 27, 2018 - 9:19 PM by rockoyster
zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Mar 1, 2018 - 2:47 AM

Thank You So Much For All The Help.

Our Revised Itinerary

27.05.18

Day 1- Paris - leisure as will reach at around 19.30.

28.05.18

Day 2 - Paid City Tour

29.05.18

Day 3 Paris Disneyland

30.05.18

Day 4 Paris - Leisure

31.05.18

Day 5 Move to Interlaken from Paris via TVG

01.06.18

Day 6 Interlaken - Day trip to Geneva via Montreux on Golden Pass and back in night to Interlaken (Day will be long but will cover it in one day)

02.06.18

Day 7 Interlaken - Mt. Jungfrau

03.06.18

Day 8 Transfer to Luzern

04.06.18

Day 9 Luzern - Mt Titlis

05.06.18

Day 10 Luzern - Mt Pilatus / Mt. Rigi

06.06.18

Day 11 Leave for Zurich - Day time city tour and catch flight at around 21.30

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 1, 2018 - 3:46 AM in reply to zatakiap78

Hi Pranav,

Looks like a good plan.

You could even probably squeeze in a trip to Rhine Falls (www.myswissalps.com/rh inefalls) on your last day if you wanted to. You could leave luggage in lockers at Zurich Station.

zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Mar 1, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Thank You So Much For Your Reply And Suggestions.

We will be carrying 2 Cabin Bags and 28" Bags.

Are the lockers big enough to accommodate these bags.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 1, 2018 - 7:49 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Metric size of lockers attached.

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