One week Swizerland visit - advice

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Aug 26, 2011 - 5:35 AM

We are a family of four with children aged 3 and ten. We are arriving and departing via Geneva and staying at Interlaken from 27th August to 3rd September. We have already got the eight day Swiss rail pass.

We are planning to spend four days by going to Schilhorn, Jungfraujoch, Luzern and boating in two lakes with visits to places around lakes.

We are considering various options for other two days:
1. Is it possible to make a day trip to Zermatt and also visit Klein Matterhorn?
2. Do you think it is possible to goto Mount Titlis on a day visit?
3. What are possible scenic train routes that we can take if we base ourselves in Interlaken?

Please note that if necessary, we will consider staying overnight at Zermatt (if accommodation is still possible!).

Looking forward to your advice.

Thanks Prasad
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Aug 27, 2011 - 6:23 AM

Hello Prasad, and welcome to the forum! As for your questions:

1. Yes, a day trip to Zermatt including a visit to Klein Matterhorn can be made from Interlaken, although you'll have to leave early and return late. Just enter your trips in the Swiss timetable to find out about traveling times. If you're looking for scenic routes, you may want to take the Lötschberg Regio Express via Kandersteg and Goppenstein, instead of the quick tunnel connection to Brig/Visp. This will add some extra time to your trip, but the views are certainly worth it.

2. The Titlis can be reached from Interlaken as well. I'd recommend traveling via Brienz and Meiringen crossing the Brünig Pass.

3. Apart from the routes mentioned above, consider traveling from Geneva to Interlaken over the scenic Golden Pass route. Shorter cog train rides with beautiful views can also be made near Interlaken (Schynige Platte, Kleine Scheidegg and Brienzer Rothorn for example).

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