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Jun 28, 2013 - 9:33 AM
My wife and i are planning to travel for the first time to Switzerland and this is what we have planned.we arrive and depart from Zurich. we will be Zurich of the morning of 2 sep 2013

2 sep arrive in zurich(10 AM) check out and take the train to Lauterbrunnen sleep in Hotel stubbach
3 sep day trips Schiltorn, Mt Titlis
4sep day trips
5sep Lauterbrennen to Taesch(instead of Zermatt) sleep in hotel welcome
6sep Taesch day trips matter horn
7sep Taesch day trips
8sep taesch to chur day trips ,bernina express
9sep chur
10 sep chur to zurich day trip
11 depart
is it possible to cover lake Geneva and Chillon from Taesch
please help
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Jun 30, 2013 - 9:58 AM

Hello srini. The trip from Täsch to Montreux (where you'll find the Chillon castle and can board boats for lake Geneva) takes about 2h30. That's quite long for a day trip, but still doable. You could easily spend the other day in Täsch in the Matter valley too though, as it's a stunning region with lots of mountain transportation and viewing points.

As for the rest of your itinerary: it's wise to check traveling times in the timetable. Some of your plans are too ambitious, such as day trip to both the Schilthorn and Titlis from Lauterbrunnen on September 3, or getting tot Chur and do the Bernina Express on day 8. Generally, I would advise to limit traveling times and pick day trips that are close to your base town. A rail pass would definitely come in handy. Giving the intensity of your planned activities, an 8 day Swiss Saver Pass would be ideal. You would use it from September 2 to September 9, buying regular tickets for Chur-Zurich on September 10. Alternatively, you can consider a 4 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass, using free travel days for September 2, 5, 8 and 10 and discounted tickets on the remaining days. A 5 or 6 day pass would also be possible, depending on what type of day trips you plan to make from Lauterbrunnen, Täsch and Chur.

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