My husband and I are going to switzerland for 4 nights, 3 days. I am debating whether we should buy a swiss pass or not.
We would like to explore the local culture of switzerland, walk around the cities, small villages etc.
Here is our itinerary:
Day 1: Reach Zurich at around 6:00pm. Roam aorund Zurich for a while.
Day2: Train/bus from zurich to Luzern. Roam around the lake, in the city, and nearby attractions(what would you recommend). I know there is mount Rigi there, but we would like to explore the local culture first, local city, and would go to Rigi, only if there is nothing else .
Day 3: Train/bus from Luzern to Interlaken. Go to Interlaken. Walk around the city. Explore the local culture(and not just go for scenic beauty to mountains). Would like to go to nearby villages, and explore local culture.
Day 4: Train/bus from Interlaken to Geneva in the evening sometime. Again walk around geneva.
Day 5: Take morning train to home.
1) Should I buy swiss pass for this itinerary or not?
2) How can I go to Gimmerwald. If I buy swiss pass, is it covered in it. I would like to take a bike and explore Bern Oberlan area. But is the cable car/train/bus taking the bike up the mountains(so that I can come down on the bike) covered under swiss pass.I watched Rick steves do it in one of his travel stuff.