Hello to you,
My sisters & I are planning to visit Switzerland for the first time, to reward ourselves after 35 years of hard work :D . We are above 55 years of age, though still healthy, would not want to rush out everyday while in Switzerland. We are travelling on budget too, to stay mostly at hostels.
We intend to purchase 15-Day Swiss Travel Pass Flex(STPF) but not sure whether there are better (i)alternative combination of STP + day supersaver tickets or (ii)modify my train travel plan as I am exceeding 15 days of STPF Pass... hence need your kind advice.
My tentative itineraries:
17/9 (activate STPF Day 1) - Arrive Zurich airport 09:00am after 12 hours of direct flight >> take train to Luzern for 2 nights.
18/9 - Free & Easy in Luzern with free city transportation tickets from hostel.
19/9 (STPF D2) - Luzern to Grindelwald Grund for 3 nights. If weather is good, shall book tickets with 25% discount to Jungfraujoch. Return trip to Lauterbrunnen & Wengen before back to Grindelwald Mountain Hostel.
20/9 - Free & Easy walking in Grindelwald or have free bus tickets from hostel? or use STPF D3 ?
21/9 - where to go today depends on actual areas covered on 19 & 20/9.
22/9 (STPF D3) - If dry day store luggages at hostel, morning to Schilthorn before taking train to Bern for 5 nights, as base for day trips to Colmar town, Basel, Neuchatel, La Chau de Fonds...
23 to 27/9 (STPF D4/5/6/7) day trips + free & easy in Bern with 1 day free city transport tickets. Morning check-out Bern hostel to Montreux (store luggages) >> Geneve & free boat rides >> Lausanne >> Montreux for 2 nights.
28/9 - Free & Easy walking around Montreux. Not sure to add other places nearby using STPF D8 or buy day cheaper tickets?
29 & 30/9 (STPF D8/9) - to Zermatt. for 2 nights, Saas See, etc.
1 to 4/10 (STPF D10/11/12/13) - Zermatt to Chur for 3 nights as base for day trips to St Moritz, Tirano, Liechten, Lake Constance. Check-out Chur hotel to Andermatt for 2 nights.
5 & 6/10 (STPF D14/15) - Day trip to Lugano. Next day, return to Zurich. Anywhere interesting to stopover a couple of hours with each person carrying a 22" luggage?
7 & 8/10 - no plan yet as I have exhausted all my 15 days of STPF :O
9/10 - Morning to Zurich airport.
Sorry for such a lengthy itineraries in beautiful Switzerland.
Much thanks in advance.