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6 Days Itenary in Switzerland

We are the family of 4 members with 2 kids (5 & 8), our planned ternary as follows :

15th March 6:30 AM Fly in Zurich Airport
15th March 7:30 AM Store the luggage in Train Station and a short trip in the city ( to cover lunch and breakfast )
15th March 4:30 PM Train to Luzern Hotel and Check-in

16-Mar 7:00 AM Checkout from Hotel and keep the luggage in train station
16-Mar 8:00 AM Train to EngelBerg
16-Mar 8:30 AM Engelberg to Mt Titlis by Cable Car
16-Mar 02:00 PM Titlis to Hergiswi by Train
16-Mar 04:00 PM Hergiswil – Luzern by Boat
16-Mar 05:00 Pm Train to Lauterrbrunnen and check in Hotel at Lauterrbrunnen

17-Mar - Day trip to Jungfrau ( Train to Wengen, Wegen to Kleine Scheidegg > Jungfrau) ( Ice Palace, Snow Platue, View of Glaciers )
17-Mar :02:00 PM Return ( Jungrau > Grindelwaldstrasse > Lauterbrunne )
17-Mar 07:00 PM Evening Walk in Lauterbrunnen
18-Mar - Trip to Murren ,
Cable car to Grütschalp,
Grütschalp to Murren By Train,
Cable car to Schilthorn via Birg Schilthorn, Visit Gimmelwald , Staubbuch water falls
Return to Lauterbrunnen

19-Mar : One day trip to Interlaken
Adventure Sports in Interlaken , Lake Brienze

20-Mar 07:00 AM, Checkout from Lauterbrunnen and Train to Zermat ( Tash )
20-Mar : One day visit in Zermat area
21-Mar 07:00 Checkout from Tash Hotel and trip to Geneva ( Half day in Geneva, not sure what we can do with 5 hours )
21-Mar 02:00PM Train to Paris

Having said, need your support on few things :
1. Does our trip make sense ?,
2. Since we have almost 7 days in Switzerland and travel in between cities, what is the best train ticket i should choose
3. If i have to purchase half pass card, do i need to by 2 card for myself and wife , and one family travel pass is enough ?
4. My train half pass ticket is going to help me to save in my trip from Geneva to Paris ?
5. What are the things i can do in 3-4 hours
6. Few things i can in Zermat area in 8-10 hours
7. Some tips on train selection, especially the long routes Lauterbrunnen to Zermat, Zermat to Geneva, trip to Jungrau


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Are you flying from North America? If so, I think your plan for day one is way too much, especially with young children who are likely to be tired and cranky. (You might be too!) I would skip Zurich and go right to Lucerne.

On day two, you could also leave your luggage at the hotel. This seems like a very long day with young children, but you know them better than I do.

Day three and four seem good provided the weather cooperates. You don't want to spend all that money to go to the top of the mountains if it isn't clear.

Day five -- I haven't done anything in Interlaken, so I can't comment. I will say I never wanted to leave Murren once I got there. Perhaps it would be a good plan for bad weather.

Day six -- I don't think it's worth it to go to Zermat for one day. The weather is notoriously bad and there is a good chance you won't even see the Matterhorn in such a short time. I would stay longer in Lauterbrunnen and save yourself all that travel.

Day seven -- I haven't been to Geneva so I can't comment. However, I don't think this sounds very appealing with young kids.

You could look at the Swiss Pass and the half-fare card. You need to price out all the trains and other transportation you plan to take to see what makes sense. You will need two half-fare cards for you and your wife. I don't think you need one for the kids, but I really don't know the ins and outs with children because I just traveled with my husband. One trip the Swiss Pass made the most sense, and the second trip, we got the half-fare card. You cannot use your half-fare card on trains out of Switzerland.

Switzerland is beautiful, especially the area around Lauterbrunnen. If you concentrate on that area, you will have a wonderful and relaxing trip. I would not want to move around so much with young kids, but you know what kind of travel is best for your family.