The wife and I are in the planning stage for an early September 2015 trip thru Switzerland. Current plans either bring us into Basel via River Boat cruise or into Zurich via transatlantic flight. Once in country we want to purchase a Swiss Saver Pass for "at least 15-days", and head to Appenzell for 2 nights, then to Pontresina ( via Chur ??) for 2 nights. We would then take the Glacier EX to Zermatt for one night, before heading to the Berner Oberland (either Murren or Wengen --suggestions please). There we want to go to Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Gimmelwald, the valley, and Mannlichin while doing a couple of short, easy hikes (still good health at 70 & 68). Then take the Golden Pass to the Montreux area for 2 nights, followed by 1 or 2 nights in Lausanne, Luzern, and Zurich before departing for home from Zurich.
This will be our first trip to explore on our own in Europe, with one suitcase each ???. At this stage in our planning process we are wide open for any recommendations and all comments will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!