We are a mother daughter [12 yrs] duo travelling to Switzerland for the first time. I have been trying the plan the trip, but there is a lot of confusion , and I came across this wonderful site, and have found some valuable advice here,
We have about 8 days and will depart on the 9th day. We will be travelling through public transportation everywhere, so I also need help with figuring out whether to buy Swiss Travel Pass or the Half fare
My Itinerary is somewhat like this:
Day 1 - reach Geneva from Paris by TGV at 3 :00 pm
Question: How early do I have to reach the train station to catch the train in Paris? Is it similar to the Airport[security, check in etc]? If my train is at 8 am, when do I have to be at the station?
Will there be enough time for us in Geneva that day to do some sight-seeing [Jet de Eau, clock, old town etc]
Planning to go to Lausanne/Vevey/Montreux for the night [How late can I leave from Geneva to reach there?, also how long does it take to reach there from Geneva, Is there any other option for the night stay?
Day 2. Chillon Castle and Charlie Chaplin house in the morning, then go to Broc for the Chocolate factory,
Question: Is it possible to finish the above in one day? If so, can we go to Interlaken directly from Broc for night halt or stay in Lausanne/vevey/montruex for the night and take the Golden pass next morning to go to Interlaken? The hotels in L/V/M area are so expensive
Day 3. If so, then go to Interlaken via Goldenpass train. What can we do in Interlaken that day? Night halt in Interlaken
Day 4. Jungfrau [weather permits or go to Bern?] Night halt in Interlaken
Day 5. Jungfrau [If not done the previous day] , then go to Lucerne via Golden pass
Day 6. Mt Titlis or Mt. Rigi [depending on weather] [We will take the boat and cable train to Rigi]
Day 7 - Mt Titlis or Mt. Rigi , [night halt in Zurich or Lucerne??]
Day 8 - Sight seeing in Zurich and go to Bern for half day [is it feasible to do ?] Night in Zurich
Day 9- Fly back home
Is the itinerary 'doable'? What changes can be made? What can be added/deleted? I was hoping to squeeze in one day Glacier express trip to Zermatt, is it possible?
We are vegetarians, are there any good affordable places to eat in those areas?
I tried to look at the sample itineraries that you have on this website too,
Thanks in advance