Jul 13, 2022 - 3:25 PM
Hello Alp Explorer
Wengen and Zermatt are great so far.
I love riding the trains in Switzerland.
My random thoughts.
Take Glacier Express from Zermatt to Filisur (I didn't find much to see/do in Chur). You can take a regular train up to Davos from Filisur and catch the Bernina Express to Tirano. Instead of taking Bernina Express bus to Lugano you can use the Italian trains to get to Lugano.
I have stayed in Filisur and made the simple walk/hike to the famous Landwasser Viaduct observation deck. I also took the longer hike down to the base of the viaduct. I took the train from Filisur to Preda then hiked back thru the Unesco World Heritage site along the Bernina Express route to Bergun (only about 4 or 5 miles). I have stayed in Tirano overnight at Eco Rooms & Breakfast run by family with restaurant on corner near train station, very good deal but not much to see/do in Tirano (Pizza is half price from Switzerland).
Another good suggestion that someone else mentioned was Lucerne for a base. It would be a different view of Switzerland from Wengen or Zermatt and some fun day trips are available including some boat rides and also as mentioned the ease of getting to Zurich airport with a direct train from Lucerne. I always stay in Lucerne the night before flying back home, the trains are often and only takes about 1 hr 5 mins.