Jun 22, 2022 - 11:50 PM
in reply to Gjack5404
We are travelling to Switzerland in mid October.
Day1 Arrive in Zurich early am and see the city and maybe Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls / Schaffhausen is a short trip from Zurich so is OK (see attached picture of falls I took from a Zurich - Schaffhausen train a few days ago)
Day2-Travel to Bern via train, see the city maybe continue to Zermott? Back to Zurich evening
Bern yes - dead easy, Zermatt definitely no. Zermatt is not a viable day trip destination from Zurich unless all you do is stay in the village for an hour of two and then travel back
Day3-Travel to Lucerne and sightsee, back to Zurich evening
Luzern yes - dead easy - the train journey Zurich Luzern is less than 1 hour
Day4-Travel to Interlaken and Grindelwald, and Lauterbrunnen-sightsee -Back to Zurich in the evening-having considered overnighting in this area as it seems there is a lot to see, also considering St Beatus Caves-30 minutes via boat, up a steep hill
3 castles in Thun -30 minutes by train or can go by boat tour and journey to Jungfraujoch.
The above is all far too much for one day. The fastest train journey Zurich - Grindelwald is 2 hours 37 minutes, so that is over 5 hours gone from your day without even starting to do any sightseeing in the Jungfrau area.
Day5-Basel via train, back to Zurich
Basel - yes - dead easy. There are lots of fast trains (some non-stop) taking around 1 hour
Day6-Zermatt via train, also do part of Glacier Express up the valley from Visp, or ride the Gornergrat Train
Zermatt is viable but only if you stay in the area on arrival for at least one night (see above). Riding the Glacier Express just from Visp to Zermatt is a pointless exercise as has no advantages over the normal regional train.
Day7-moving on to Spain
How, and from where?
Last modified on Jun 23, 2022 - 6:03 AM by Ildikó