Mar 4, 2012 - 6:48 AM
Hello Kellie! You should opt for a town close to the southern border of Switzerland for your first overnight stay. This will result in the shortest train trip from Florence. You may want to consider Lugano, which has a wonderful mediterranean atmosphere.
You can plan your trips using the timetable (international trips, such as Florence-Lugano, can be found here too). These pages will also help you to compose your itinerary:
- Information on sightseeing and hotels in Bern can be found at the Bern hotel page;
- Information on sightseeing and hotels in Interlaken can be found at the Interlaken hotel page and the Bernese Oberland day trip overview;
- Information on Zurich can be found at the Zurich hotel page and by browsing this forum (just use the search box in the upper right corner).
As for rail passes: which one is best depends on your exact travel schedule. You can only know for sure by doing some detailed calculations
. If you like the idea of free traveling, without having to buy separate tickets for each trip, you may want to consider a Swiss Saver Pass
. The Swiss Saver Flexi Pass
, using free travel days for your longest and most expensive transfers, could be an alternative. These general guidelines
provide some tips on how to choose a rail pass.
Last modified on Jan 27, 2020 - 11:19 AM by Arno