Jun 10, 2012 - 2:58 PM
I will be traveling in Europe this summer for six weeks. I have family in Zurich so we will use this as home base as we visit several countries throughout our stay. While in Zurich we plan on doing a few day trips (Rhine Falls, Luzern). I would also like to plan a 4-5 day trip in the south western part of Switzerland. I have meticulously planned trips in Italy and France and have run out of brain power to plan this part of my trip so any suggestions would be appreciated.
My initial thoughts are to take a train from Zurich to Interlaken area (stay in Murren for 2 nights), from there we could travel to Montreux (1 night) and then head to Zermatt (1 night) before going back to Zurich. Is this too ambitious? Are there other cities we should consider?
I will be traveling with 2 kids (9 & 11). While in this part of the country what are must dos with kids?
I would also like your opinion on train passes. I will definitely get the Swiss Family Card so the kids can travel for free. I was thinking of getting the Half Fare card. Do you think the Swiss pass is a better option?