Oct 9, 2011 - 8:27 AM
Hello Meghna, and welcome to the forum! Your itinerary is quite impressive. It's a bit full, but very efficient if you wish to see as much as you can during your stay in Switzerland. Just note that a visit to Bern (October 27) takes a few hours from Interlaken. You may also choose to stay in or near the town, explore on of the lakes or make the beautiful train trip up to Kleine Scheidegg (if weather is fine). A note on October 24: the Bernina Express bus between Tirano and Lugano won't run that day (the summer timetable including these buses ends at October 23). You can still get to Lugano however, using a regional bus and train. You seem to have already discovered the official timetable, allowing you to plan each trip in detail.
As for a rail pass: since you'll be traveling that much, you should definitely consider the 8 day Swiss Saver Pass for October 22-29. The last day trip to Lausanne would have to be made with regular tickets, but that's a rather short and inexpensive trip. On all 8 days of its validity, the Swiss Saver Pass offers free traveling in the trains you mention. The only extra costs will be the reservation fees that have to be paid for special scenic trains such as the Glacier Express and Bernina Express. Current prices with different resellers will be displayed if you enter your country of residence and other details in the upper right corner of the Swiss Pass page.
Hotels can be found through the hotel page. Please check the airport hotel pages for Zurich and Geneva for hotels that are located near the airport and/or city centre.
Last modified on Jan 27, 2020 - 11:13 AM by Arno