May 21, 2011 - 7:35 PM
Firstly, till what time does the sun stay up nowadays in Interlaken?
Does it get dark real soon, or there is day light well past 7-8 PM ?
Now, I intend to do the following as of now, and need some suggestions to either re-plan if this does not look OK ...
(PS: Me and my wife would love to explore the scenic places and not too much into activities, rather spend time going around scenic routes / mountains / lakes / vista points ... Also would love to travel and explore a bit of some cities around for some famous spots .... - Just a brief overview of what we would be interested in .. )
All 5 nights based out of Interlaken ...
24th May: Arriving from Paris in Interlaken West (Reaching 2 PM - Half day)
25th May: Full day
26th May: Full day
27th May: Full day
28th May: Full day
29th May: Departing for Venice ...
Places wish to cover (Feel free to post suggestions beneath each of the following if any) :::
(a) Jungfraoch (Normally how much time does it take - half a day or like the entire day ?)
(b) Titlis or Pilatus (Need to decide if one or both are worth it, also whether doable in one single day if intend to do both)
(c) Geneva (Would love to make a half a day or even a day trip into Geneva and go around the city for some famous touristic spots / scenic spots - Need suggestions)
(Also while on the way to Geneva, is it allowed to get off like different stations - Montreaux, Laussane etc explore a bit, and again get back into the train to Geneva ? - Do we end up paying each time we get off and get on back or its covered under one ticket?)
(d) Zermatt (Need suggestions about how to go, what to see there in regards to scenic spots, also how much time needed)
(e) Lucerne or any other city / place to visit (lakes, waterfalls etc) if I have the time as per the above plan ...
Apart from suggestions on the above trips, if I AM being able to do the above, would the Swiss Pass work out good for 4 or 5 days?
Or would the Swiss Flexi or Half Fare Passes be justifiable ?
(PS: I am sorry I might have asked this over and over, but am not able to decide on my own, since sbb.ch seems to be down most of the time for me to think and decide and calculate how much individual trips would cost me ... Also I need to keep in mind that if I go to Geneva, I might would have to end up using the local public transport over there too ...)
So keeping this in mind, please do suggest ONE pass that can cover all of the above under its coverage ... Of-course for the mountain trains, no matter what pass I choose, I would have to pay 50 % of the mountain trains cost - Is that right? )
Thanks for your time and the inputs ...