Mar 11, 2012 - 9:25 AM
Hi Witchapas, and welcome! I don't think your itinerary is too hectic, although some days will be quite full. You can check traveling times using the timetable, and try to estimate whether the traveling times indicated are acceptable for you. Zermatt is wonderful, and you absolutely won't get bored there.
Youth hostels are an option indeed. You'll also find affordable and centrally located hotels at this website in Interlaken and its surroundings (you can search for Lauterbrunnen as well), Zermatt, Zurich centre and the surroundings of Zurich Airport.
You're right, there's only one Glacier Express each day. But don't worry: regular regional trains between Brig and Zermatt ride the exact same route, so you won't have to miss out on beautiful views. If scenic train rides appeal to you and there's enough time by the end of day 2, you should travel from Lauterbrunnen to Brig not by the quick tunnel connection indicated by the timetable, but by the Lötschberg RegioExpress that crosses Kandersteg and Goppenstein. Just enter 'Goppenstein' as your via-station for details on this connection.
I indeed suggest that you consider the 2 for 1 Swiss Saver Flexi Pass, using free travel days for day 1, day 2, day 4 and day 5 (and a 50% discount on day 3).
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