Nov 13, 2019 - 12:04 AM
in reply to ako25
As a veteran of 50 years of Swiss rail travel I would suggest you get the Swiss Travel Pass(8 days). It gives you the peace of mind and freedom to jump on and off all the main network trains as you fancy. For your itinerary it would allow easy trips on the main line trains and cater for many of the side trips you are thinking of doing.
A few hints:
Don't just look at the Validity map as a way of getting to know the geography of Switzerland, you need to look at ordinary maps as well, and take time to think about how small the country is and how short some of the journeys are.
Zurich- Geneva takes only 2 hours 40 minutes , and for a bit of fun I actually checked online and you could visit all of your proposed destinations in one 11 hour day if you started early enough. Obviously this is not what you will do but I offer it here as an illustration of rail travel in Switzerland.
By way of comparison, I am a regular traveller in Switzerland but in summer 2019 my wife and I travelled from New York to Toronto by train. We were on the train for 10 hours in the USA and in that whole time we didn't even go beyond the boundaries of New York state!