I have planned a 11 day trip to Switzerland with my cousins from Aug 19 to Aug 31. Initially the plan was for just 7 days and we had already booked our hotels keeping 7 days in mind and hence our route was fixed...but later we icreased our days to 11. Now we can change our route as our hotels are already booked and thinking of rebooking them means taking a big risk considering that most hotels are running full. Hence we stuck with this crazy itinerary trying to do as much as possible.
Day 1 : Arrive Zurich early monring 7.30. Our check in is at 2 , so we would just stroll around Zurich , have lunch and then check in at hotel. Later leave for Appenzell. Overnite at Zurich.
Day 2: Leave for Montruex. Again the check in is at 2. So would keep the luggage at the lockers and take stroll to chateau. Then go to Vevey and Lavaux vineyards. Overnite at Montreux.
Day 3: Visit Saanen & Gstad. On our way to Interlaken. Overnite Interlaken.
Day 4: Jungfrau and Lake Bachlapsee hike. Overnite Interlaken.
Day 5 : Mt.Schillthorn and Tumbellach falls. Visit Lauterbrunnen. Overnite Interlaken.
Day 6 : Leave for Lucerne. Lucerne sightseeing. (if time permists Altesch glacier) or we can just skip it. Overnite Lucerne.
Day 7 : Mt.Titlis. Over nite Lucerne
Day 8 :( These are the added days to our already fixed itineary.) Leave for Brig. Go to sion. post bus to Evolene. Overnite Brig.
Day 9 : Zermatt..if weather is good Matterhorn. Overnite Brig
Day 10 : Brig to Locarno. Verzasca valley. Overnite Brig.
Day 11 : Leave for Zurich. On the way visit Bern. Afternoon...Rhine falls.. Overnite Zurich
Day 12: Fly out.
My query is: Is the Ittinerary okay considering we cant do much to change the route as our hotels are already booked?
Can we do Jungfaru and Lake bachalpsee hike on the same day? when i checked the train from Interlaken to Jungfrau leave at 11. Theres no early train and thats what is making me doubt that i would be able to both. I really dont wanna miss the hike. Jungfrau itself will take 5 hrs for the whole journey and 3 hrs for hike n back. What time is the last train i can take? What should be my route while getting from jungfrau ..like which station should i get down and hike to Bachalpsee?
Is Day 1 and Day 11 plan good enough or do i change something?
On the day we are leaving for Brig...do u think we should go to brig and then to sion and bck? or Should we go directly from Lucerne to Sion and then to Brig?
We have not booked any special trains and will be taking local regional trains. Hence i wanted to know which train and which route should i take for Brig to Locarno? the route to Domosdolla requires a reservation?
Same thing for Montreux to Gstaad and Saanen...we will be taking the local trains becos we dont have reservations. Are there trains on that route apart from the special train that runs?
I know i have been asking too many questions...but i am really confused with all the information available...Hence wanted a correct idea of things as we are just a month away from our trip. Please help me out.
Thanks in advance.