I along with my wife and 2 kids aged 7 and 3 are reaching Zürich airport from London at 10.00 am on 5th June. Our return flight is from Geneva to Bristol at 19.10 hrs on 9th June '13.
So effectively I am having 5 days in Switzerland. I am very confused where to base my stay. I didn't book hotel s yet. I am also planning to buy Swiss pass for 4 days. Whether this decision is good I don't know.
I am new and want to know how to plan my itinerary to have an excellent trip. I want to have a ride of Titlis, want to go Jungfrau also. I want suggestions from the forum.
Thanks in advance.
Visit to Switzerland
I would recommend going directly to Lucerne from the Airport. The train ride is just a bit over an hour. This way you have time to explore the city on the same day. Here's a video on what to see and do in Lucerne.
Next day head up to Mount Titlis. The ticket from Engelberg up to the mountain top is not included in any rail pass. You would have to purchase it separately.
Day three proceed to Interlaken. If the weather is good, take the train up to Jungfraujoch. You would need to purchase a connecting ticket from Grindelwald/Wengen or a Good Morning/Good Afternoon ticket depending on the rail pass you will choose. You can buy that ticket in Interlaken before you board the train.
On day four you could take the Golden Pass to Montreux and spend the remaining day at the Swiss Riviera. Here's a little of what you can do and see there. Scroll down to "Onward to Lausanne".
This example will help you figure out the best pass option for you. If you choose a Swiss Pass, you and your wife are eligible for "Saver Passes".