Revised 20 day swiss itinery pls advise and comment

8th sept fly into geneva arrived 1400 hrs.get free transfer pass to hotel. sight see geneva go to united nations if still open,. stay accor hotel in geneva

9th sept train to laussane

visit the port, sauvabelin tower,cathteral and take the boat to montreux see chillion castle stay montreux

10 th sept from montreuz on golden panoramic line to zweissimmen and on to thun, then to bern .

2 nights in bern stay in hotel marthahaus. Or one night in bern, 2 nd night any suggestions?

In bern visit barengraten park which is a park full of brown bear. Also see bern clock where einstein got his inspiration from and visit einstein house.

11 sept bern, take train to murten cost 27.20 return each and then spend the rest of the day in bern. Murten is a historical medival town with beautiful arcades and outer walls.

12 sept train from bern to brig, then domodossola via centovalli railway to locarno,continue to lugano for 2 nights staying in maraini resort.

13 sept lugano see mt bre and san salvatore via funiculars.visit swiss minature village

14 sept bernina express bus from lugano to tirano leaving 10am arrive tirano 1300 hrs, stay in tirano for 2 hrs.

then bernina train at 1514 arriving st moritz at 1730 the seats are all reserved.

in st moritz for 2 nights staying in youth hostel st moritz. Or stay in ourskirts any recommendation pls. With easy access to st moritz station for glacier express

15 sept in st moritz. We only have 24 hrs to see engadine, join a trip to silvaplane and soglio if possible.

16 sept take glacier express to zermatt leaving 0900 arrving zermatt 1700 hrs.

spend 3 nights in zermatt in haus rosa apartment

17,18 zermatt

See matterhorn from schwarzsee or klein using mountain railway.

Visit gonergrat, if time permits see saas fee

19 sept from zermatt to lauterbrunnen for 4 nights staying in valley hostel

20,21,22 lauterbrunnen

Jungfrau by mountain railway.

Schilthorn via schilthorn cable car from murren. Take the lift at the station for the train which will shuttle along the cliffs to murren, walk through the town for specatular views, have a meal or cup of coffee cost 8 euro a coffee, walk through the town to the other end and take the lift to continue to schilthorn. On way back take the cable car all the way back to the valley and a bus to murren.

Check weather before going to mountains.

Visit interlacken go p. harder kulm cable car in interlacken.

Visit wergen, grindelwald

23 sept lauterbrunnen to lucerne 4 nights

In lucerne take boat trip to weggis or vitznau, see mt rigi. A boat trip to burgenstock if time permits

Visit engleberg and on To mt tiltlis

Take train from.uzern to airolo return passing. Gotthard pass using gotthard line.

Visit mt pilatus and stanserhorn

27from lucerne to zurich overnight, see zurich, may go to rhine falls as day trip.

28 zurich to konstanz, then ferry to lindau and continue to salzburg

Zurich to konstanz 0737 arr 0854 on swiss pass i think

Ferry konstanz to lindau 0940 arr lindau 12.50 ? Price

Lindau to salzburg via munich 1512 arr 2000 hrs ? Cheap fare 66 euro for 3 in 2 nd class

Or 112.50 with seat reservation for 3. Is train compartment a good choice of seats?

Take half day sound of music tour, eagle nest tour if able. See mirabelle placce and gardens where sound of music is made. Visit the festive hall, catacoombs, castle, various squares, mozart house etc.

Salzburg 28,29,30,1 oct.

Visit werfen,hofenwergen castle and ice caves

2 oct take early train from salzburg to zurich airport for flight home at 1600 hrs.

leave salzburg at 0700 to zurich airport 1340

Or leave salzburg 1 st oct evening overnight in zurich and then to airport 2 oct.

Or leave 0611 arrive 1311 zurich airport

Get the 22 day swiss pass starting from 9 sept finish on 30 sept.
In salzburg ? What transport ticket to get.

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Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
6130 posts

My comment is still the same as what I just now replied on your earlier version.

Posted by yapsiewhong1
8 posts

Thanks Laura. is it safe to leave salzburg on the 2 oct to go to zurich airport direct?
i heard all swiss trains run like clockwork but i guess this is leaving from austria. what do u think?
hope u can advise.
regds ysh