Jul 4, 2011 - 4:22 PM
Hi, I have recently been reading posts on your forum and am now more puzzled than I was a month ago. My girlfriend and I are in Switzerland for 9 nights in September, we will stay in Lausanne the first 2 nights and in Geneva on the last night. I have decided to buy an 8 day Swiss rail pass (possibly even first class just as a treat?) but am now stuck for choice on where to go for the other 6 nights/7 days. We did originally intend to spend 3 nights in Zermatt as we have been there before for a 1 night stay in Winter 4 years ago but we did not get much chance to see anything and would like to spend more time there, but 3 nights might be too much? We would also like to do some of the main scenic rail journeys, Glacier Express, Golden Pass, Wilhelm Tel, Bernina Express etc but the list seems to get bigger making it harder to choose which ones to do. The girlfriend likes the idea of going to Chiasso, I fancy the Post Bus to St Moritz, we have both been lured into the whole of the Bernese Oberland area and would like to spend a bit of time around Interlaken and go to Jungfraujoch. We do not want to spend all our time on trains as we would like to spend some time hiking in the mountains and generally relaxing. I am now in danger of spoiling the trip by trying to cram too much into a short space of time and generaly cracking up before we even set off. I would appreciate it very much if you could give me a bit of advise on what you think would be a good itinery based on the time we have in Switzerland and our general preference for mountains, lakes and fresh air rather than cities and towns etc. All advise is much appreciated as is your valuable time.