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Lucerne-Leissigen-Grindelwald-Zermatt-Zurich: best rail pass, plans

Hello Folks,
I have found this community extremely helpful in planning my trip. I will be traveling with my wife and 6yr old in the last week of June and first week of July. Based on my research, looks like I will need a HFC and BORP to get around. Would appreciate any guidance on the below itinerary and the travel pass that can help save money.

24th
- Arrive in ZUR,
- train to Lucerne

24th - 27th - Lucerne (3 nights)
24th
Explore city
25th
Mt Pilatus
26th
Museum of transport
27th
Train to Leissigen

27th- 29th - Leissigen (2 nights)
27th
Shynige Platte
Boating Lake Brienzersee
Harder Klum for sunset
28th
Day trip to Bern
29th
Leave to Grindelwald

29th - 1st - Grindelwald (2 nights)
29th
Schilthorn + Birg
Explore Lauterbrunnen valley

Hike Trummelbach falls
30th
Murren
Mannlichen Royal cable car
Royal walk + Panaromic Hike
1st
Grindelwald First
Hike Bachalpsee --> hopefully this is possible
Head to Zermatt

1st- 3rd - Zermatt (2 nights)
1st
- arrive for dinner
2nd
Gongergrat
Short hike - Rifelsee lake
Rotenboden - Furi Express
Glacier paradise
3rd
Head to Zurich

3rd - 5th Zur (2 nights)
3rd
Lindt Museum
4th
Technorama
Explore city
5th
Flyout

Thanks in advance!

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traveler,
I see that no one has replied so I will give you my two cents worth. I would suggest you go to the SBB (Swiss train website) and explore your options. Perhaps you have already done that. I am no expert on purchasing Swiss train tickets. I have never used the half fare card or the BORP pass. For the past few trips I have purchased a 15-day pass. For your trip that would be too many days. However, I would still consider it. After doing the math for the cost of a half fare card and the fare for each additional trip plus the cost of the BORP you may find that the Swiss 15 day pass is a good deal for you. One advantage I find very useful with a 15 day pass is the flexibility and convenience it provides. I do not have spend time purchasing tickets; entry into a huge amount of museums is included; the pass is good on boats on many of the lakes, including Lakes Thun and Brienz. I allows me to be very serendipitous. If I want to change plans at the last minute, I am able to do so.

As I said earlier, this is just my two cents worth. You have to do what you think works best for you and your family.

Have a great trip!

Traveler Girl

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Thank you travelergirl! I will compare costs the pick accordingly...

Cheers