Suggestion for 2 days between Zermatt and Bern

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Jul 11, 2019 - 11:57 PM

Thanks for a wonderful, super helpful website and the Forum, which is just so filled with info from travellers sharing their experiences. I have used the resources, including the spreadsheet to determine which pass to use (By the way, you are right. No matter how I slice and dice my ever-changing itinerary, the HFC always comes on top as cheapest).

Below is my 17 days itinerary for my first trip to Switzerland. I have marked the dates that are firm with *

I would like some suggestion on the 2 days I have between Zermatt and Bern. Any suggestions (light hiking or sightseeing)

*Sep 7-16 (9 days) Berner Oberland area hiking with Wengen as base (Lauterbrunnen/Stechelberg, Grutschalp/ Murren/Gimmelwald, Mannlichen/Kleine Scheidegg, Schynige Platte, Grindelwald/First)

Sep 17-19 (3 days) Zermatt hiking (Gornergrat/Riffelseeweg, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Blauherd/Fluhalp)

Side trip to Fiesch/Eggishorn on the way from Wengen to Zermatt (plan to leave luggage at Brig train station then pick it up on the way to Zermatt). I know I will be doubling back to Brig - I can't see how I can avoid it.

Sep 20-21 (2 days) ???

Sep 21-22 (2 days) Bern, including a day trip to Murten)

*Sep 23 (1 day) Zurich - fly home the next day

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Jul 12, 2019 - 12:22 AM in reply to lpar

<<"I would like some suggestion on the 2 days I have between Zermatt and Bern. Any suggestions (light hiking or sightseeing)">>

Here is an option: rum/topic/bls-sudrampe-trail


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Jul 12, 2019 - 10:10 AM in reply to lpar

Hi Ipar, thanks for joining MySwissAlps and for your kind words! Happy to hear you were able to decide on the Swiss Half Fare Card ( isshalffarecard). By the way, this certainly isn't the cheapest option in alle cases. Quite some itineraries that include intensive use of public transportation end up being cheaper with a Swiss Travel Pass ( isstravelpass). Anyway, you managed to find the right pass for your trip!

As for your question: there are plenty of options for 2 days between Zermatt and Bern. Slowpoke's hiking suggestion is attractive indeed. Other than that, you could explore a bit of the Upper Rhone valley ( perrhonevalley) or eastern Lake Geneva, where the vineyards should be very pretty in September ( kegeneva).

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Jul 13, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Thanks Slowpoke - that's a lot of great info and beautiful photos.

Thanks to you and Annika for these wonderful suggestions - I'll look into them.

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