4-Day Swiss Itinerary
We are planning a visit from 26/06 to 30/06 this year. We are 3 including my 14 year old daughter.
Originally we wanted our tour to look like this. But I am not sure if this is a good trip. We are planning to go for the Swiss Saver Pass with the family card.
Please suggest a better itinerary if this is not a good one for first timers.
25/06/13: Departure DxB - ZHR by Swiss
Time: 1.45 hrs - Arrival 7.00 hrs (26/06/13)
26/06/2013: Day 1
Route: Zurich Airport - Bern-Interlaken
27/06/13: Day 2
Route: Interlaken OST - Lauterbunnen - Mount Jungfrauch - Grindelwald -Interlaken OST
28/06/2013: Day 3
Route: Interlaken - Zermatt - Saint Moritz
28/06/2013: Day 4
Route: Saint Moritz to Geneva
29/06/13: Day 5
Route: Geneva to Paris - Gare De Lyon/ Charles De Gaulle- 3 hours and 17 minutes.
4-Day Swiss Itinerary
I assume you arrive at 7am? If so, you would have time to do a little sightseeing in Bern or Thun
. As well, the cruise
between Thun and Interlaken West (boat launches directly across the train stations, and all tickets are valid) is particularly scenic.
If weather permitting, visiting the Jungfrau
is a good plan. But do have a separate plan in place in case the weather does not cooperate (to expensive to go all the way up to the top and then not seeing anything). For example, visit Brienz
or Beatus CavesDay 3:
This will be a very long day, and you will have to leave Interlaken Ost latest at 7am
to catch the last Glacier Express, leaving Zermatt at 9.59am, arriving at St. Moritz at 6.10pm. You could board the Glacier Express in Visp to save a bit on time, but I suppose you want to see the Matterhorn close up.
A reservation is compulsory
on the Glacier Express, even for your child.Day 4
: Looks good. It will take more than 6 hours on trains to reach Geneva. Suggestion:
To avoid taking the same route twice between the Engadin Valley and Chur, take a train from St. Moritz via Samedan, Sagliains, Klosters - through the Valley of Prättigau - Landquart and Zürich to Geneva (no reservations needed). The time you spend on trains will be the same but you will have two more changes of trains - in Samedan and Sagliains. In return though you see more of our country :).
Wishing you a wonderful time!Fida