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 Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno