Feb 22, 2014 - 8:03 PM
in reply to anthonya
Hello anthonya, welcome to MySwissAlps,
If you like train traveling and want to see a lot of Switzerland in a few days, your itinerary is fine. It includes some of the best rail journeys. If that's your main goal, you may want to look into this sample itinerary, which includes lots of trains in one week. Do take into account is that the weather in the mountains is hard to predict and can change quickly. Traveling to a mountain top is only worth it if the sky is clear, or at least partly clear. You only have one day to visit the Jungfraujoch, although you could visit it in the afternoon of day 2 or in the morning of day 4 if you arrive in Interlaken early or depart late. The same goes for Zermatt (and St. Moritz): your time is limited there, so you may or may not be able to visit the Gornergrat or one of the other viewing points.
On day 6 the Bernina Express will take you along the same line you already did with the Glacier Express. For more variety, you can skip the Bernina Express and instead travel from St. Moritz via Scuol (or Sagliains), Klosters and Landquart to Zurich. The timetable reveals all the details.
Once you have your final itinerary you can calculate which pass works out to be the cheapest as explained here. At first glance I would say that a Swiss Pass is not worth it. Rather consider the 4-day Swiss Flexi Pass or the Swiss Half Fare Card. You could use the Swiss Flexi Pass on day 2, 4, 5 and 6. You'll get discounts on day 3. You don't need a free travel day for such a short trip. I think the Swiss Flexi Pass will be the cheapest, and also it's more convenient as you don't have to buy tickets for each trip.
Airport hotels in Zurich can be found here, should you need one. Other hotel suggestions are here.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:58 PM by Arno