|Lucerne||2 days||Mount Titles, Mount Rigi|
|Interlaken**||3 days||Jungfrau, Montrex & Vevey, Trümmelbach Falls|
|St Mortiz||1 day||You will have to stay here since scenic train takes 8 hours from Zermatt|
|Zurich||1 day||Rhine falls|
(I have written about each destination in details which are mentioned in front of each cities)This tour plan covers all scenic train routes, important mountains, falls, fort, museums. I was able to cover almost all things except one or two, but that’s fine since I spent quality time on each destination.
** at Interlaken I suggest you to select hotel at Interlaken West rather than Ost, since the major market is near West station, although the distance in these two stations is not much, you need not wait for bust to travel back to hotel
Scenic trains (Which run on different routes, as well as run slow with commentary in headphones on some scenic points, specifically this facility is available in Glacier express)
- Lucerne to Interlaken (Golden Pass )
- Interlaken to Montrex (Golden Pass )
- Zermatt to St Mortiz (Glacier express)
(I traveled on all the three scenic trains & strongly recommend to travel through all the routes … read all above post to see scenic train photos, snaps on the way etc)
Swiss Travel system
Buy Swiss 8 days unlimited travel pass which will provide you single ticket travel through all trains, rope ways, buses & ships as well as provide concession on mountain excursions. Also family pass allows 2 children to travel in the same cost.
When to travel to Switzerland
I selected summer season (July-August) to experience the beauty of flowers all around. Also it gave me advantage of more useful travel time from 6 am to 10 pm & I could travel light due to normal temperatures like Pune
Best is to travel on your own
My previous tour to South East Asia was a group tour with a travel company, covering each destination taking care of food and travel, however it was just touch and go, and did not gave me any satisfaction in terms of time spent around each destination, hence I decided to go on my own spending quality time on less number of destinations instead of covering lot of things.
This time we spent hours in wondering roads, window shopping in each city, simply moved around in buses through the city which we could never do in a group travel. Spent hours on mountain tops 🙂