Jul 13, 2018 - 6:37 AM
We are a group of 4 couples from USA, all in our 60s, planning to visit Switzerland from13th to 26th aug. We will be there for 12days excluding arrival and departure . Our group is not really interested in hiking, art, museums or shopping. It's mainly sight seeing. Do not have a day to day iternary as yet but do know places we want to visit. This is the tentative plan: beginning with Zurich where we will be landing... on day 1 after checking in the hotel and freshening up we could explore the city go to the lake etc. Next day visit Rhine falls and Schaffhausen.
Day 3 proceed to Interlaken and make that our base and take as many day trips from here as possible (regardless of the many opinions I've read about interlaken for us it's ideal for the ease of finding Indian restaurants close by...not sure if we will find that in wengen or murren also it seems well connected to many places) so from here we would like to make day trips, listed in no particular order to Lucerne, Schilthorn..walk from murren to gimmelwald, then take cable car to lauterburnnen valley and take a bus to stechelberg-to trummelbach falls, Mt. Titlis, Jungfraujoch, Bern, Matterhorn, chillion castle, montreux, lake Geneva.
So my question is are all these day trips possible from interlaken or should we change bases after a few days and come down south and spend a couple of nights in zermatt or montreux? We feel the less we have to pack and unpack the better it is as you lose a lot of time checking in checking out.
Is it easy to get to Geneva airport from montreux in case we decide to depart from there?
Is it better to get the Swiss rail pass or half fare pass? I have also heard its better to buy it before getting to Switzerland, is that true?
Thanking each and everyone in advance, your guidance is greatly appreciated 🙏