First of all best wishes to full team of myswissalps for splendid job of guiding everybody. Below is my plan for Switzerland and need your advise for missing out things and better options , if any:
travelling persons: myself ( 58 yrs) my wife Neeta ( 55 yrs)
19th july : arrive zurich airport at 16.30 and take traing to Interlaken for base hotel ( hotel city oberland )
20th july : day trip to jungfrauch
Interlaken ost -grinderwald-kleinschedegg-jungfrauch-klein schedegg-lauterbrunen-wengen-then cable car to grinderwald via manlivhen-interlaken ost
21st july : local Interlaken and nearby place like Lake Thun , Lake brienz
I would love to cover these places by self drive car so that can stop at small town and greenery places. Is it advisable or better I use trains , boats since I will have swiss travel pass.
22nd july : Day trip to schilthorn , gimmewald, murren, trumbalbech falls, lauterbrunen valley. Pls advise correct route to cover all this in day trip . Is Harder Kulm comes in these places?
23rd july: I am open for your suggestion on where to use this day . ( Lucerne and mount titlis not interested as have been there before). since next day we are travelling back home , today we don't want very long hectic day. 6-7 hour day max. I am open for self drive car day. pls suggest.
24th july: leave by 12 noon from INterlaken ost - zurich aiarport by train for back home flight.
my further queries:
1) according to above schedule which swiss travel pass is best . Either 8 days consequetive or 4 days flex? ( in flex pass can I use on any 2 consequetive days also.??)
2) In above plan will I be covering anything on famous trains like Glacier express, Golden pass etc? otherwise can add this on 23rd july
3) is it necessary to book any of above schedule trains in advance specially for 21-22-23 july since I don't know the weather forecast.
4) How to get cheapest and reliable mobile date for internet use for these 6 days?