Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass (by Train )

The most awaited blog post is finally here – The Ultimate Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass. 

Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass

As the train weaves its way into the Swiss Alps, the view from the window pretty much changes from rolling hills carpeted with forests and vineyards to snow-capped peaks peeping out in the distance, chocolate box houses laden with flowers to glistening lakes and glacier-fed streams. Every nook and corner of this country makes you feel like you’ve just stepped into a pretty postcard.

There is so much to take in – be it the nature trails, hiking trails, breathtaking panoramic views as the train maneuvers from one idyllic Swiss village to another.

While planning our trip to Switzerland we were overwhelmed with so many options; we had a tough time finalizing our itinerary as there were too many places we wanted to add to our list.

To help you get started, we’ve listed our itinerary recommendation,  when and where to go in Switzerland. You can spend months exploring pretty little Swiss villages, taking detours, crossing cute bridges, chasing waterfalls or just stumbling upon Swiss villages which are only accessible by cable cars.

Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass - Chur

Chur to Brig on The Glacier Express

 

Since we were in Switzerland for 11 days, we opted for the Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days for unlimited travel in Switzerland.

Swiss Travel Pass is one of the most convenient ways to travel length and breadth of the country. You don’t have to worry about renting a car, car parking fees, insurance, and fuel charges.

BENEFITS OF SWISS TRAVEL PASS

The entire country is well-connected by public transportation.

The Swiss Travel Pass covers all trains, buses and boat transfers in Switzerland.

You can also request for a free Family Card for children up to the age of 16. They can travel for free if accompanied by at least one parent

It covers mountain excursions like Rigi Kulm, Schilthorn, and Stanserhorn. You get a 50 % discount for all other Mountain Excursion and 25% discount for Top of Europe – Jungfrau. 

It also covers public transportations, museums visits and train to/from Liechtenstein ( neighboring country.

You can just hop in and out of any regional trains, you don’t need to book anything in advance. But make sure, you see the availability and timings of trains before being adventurous 😉

For the timing of the trains, you can download the SBB app and Swiss Travel Guide app. 

Other Attractions entirely covered by Swiss Travel Pass

The train route till Wengen and Grindelwald are entirely covered. Post that you get 25% discount on the ticket to the Top of Europe – Jungfrau.

  Golden Pass line ( Lucerne <-> Interlaken <-> Montreux ) is entirely covered by Swiss Travel Pass. It is advisable to reserve seats if you want to experience the best view of the Alps. The train journey can be broken into three legs –

  • Montreux to Zweisimmen
  • Zweisimmen to Interlaken 
  • Interlaken to Lucerne

You can visit car-free villages like Zermatt, Murren, and Wengen

Uetliberg and Rhine falls from Zurich

Chillon Castle in Montreux

Free access to over 500 museums

Mount Stanserhorn from Lucerne ( 15 minutes train ride). It has the first open-air cableway in Switzerland.

Cruises on the <Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne), Lake Brienz

You only have to pay reservation charges for panoramic trains like Glacier Express & Bernina Express.

Note: If you are under the age of 26 the prices are less, find the list and exact fares at the Swiss Travel Pass official website. You can also opt for half price card where everything is half priced or Super Saver Card depending on your itinerary.

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The trains are spacious and it also has storage units

Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass - The Glacier Express Interiors

The Glacier Express

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The bus journey from Leuk to Leukerbad – Covered by Swiss Travel Pass

Swiss Pass ( Consecutive Days )

Product Price in CHF in

2nd class

Price in CHF in

1st class

Swiss Travel Pass 3 days 225 358
Swiss Travel Pass 4 days 270 429
Swiss Travel Pass 8 days 398 631
Swiss Travel Pass 15 days 485 765

You can also avail Flexi card if you are not planning to travel every other day.

BUDGET

Switzerland is utterly expensive if you factor in the cost of transportation, accommodation, mountain excursion tickets, food expenses as well as the exchange rates. If you are planning to visit on a shoestring budget, you might definitely struggle. Just to give you a rough idea.

Coffee – 3-5 CHF

Burger King Veg Meal – 8-9 CHF

Decent meal at a fancy restaurant for two – 25-50 CHF

Bottle of water – 2-4 CHF

The best thing you can do is to visit supermarkets like COOP, MIGROS, and LIDL and stock up on food, snacks, and water for your journey.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Switzerland is a year-round destination but the landscape varies drastically with every season. So, pick and plan based on what you want to see else it might not meet your expectations.

Best Time to Visit – May End to October

Busiest Months – July & August ( Long days with sunsets around 21:00, rolling meadows, snow-free trails )

Ski Season – Dec-March ( Ski towns like Zermatt, Davos, Gstaad, Murren, Wengen, St. Moritz are super expensive and crowded)

Note – Early April to mid-May you might find some ski towns completely dead and shops/hotels closed for the spring break. During this time the prices of hotels drop too and the weather is also unpredictable.

OTHER INFO:

CURRENCY – Swiss Franc but Euro is also accepted in almost all the places.

TOURIST VISA – You need a valid Schengen Visa.

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Oberalp Pass

Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass

Depending on the length of your trip, here are our recommendations:

3 days:  Lucerne, Interlaken & Jungfrau Region ( Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Murren, Top Of Europe, Kleine Scheidegg, Gimmelwald )  [ Note: You could be based out of Interlaken/ Lauterbrunnen /Grindelwald and explore the entire area.]

5 days: Add Zurich: Visit the Giessbach falls, Arse Gorge, Lake Brienz, Engelberg, Spiez and Lungern which is an hour away from Lucerne

8 days:  Add Lausanne, Bern, Montreux, Gstaad, Geneva, Gruyères. Take the Golden Pass scenic rail journey. You can also add lake Blausee to your list, the Spa town of Leukerbad and the Goms Bridge in Bellwald.

10 days:  Add Zermatt, Chur, Brig, Visp and St. Moritz  

15 – 20 days:  Add Appenzell, Lausanne, Lugano. You can also board the famous Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express.

You can also club other countriesLake Como or Milan in Italy from Zermatt/ St. Moritz, visit the Bavarian region and Austrian Tirol region from Appenzell, Visit Liechtenstein from Zurich, Visit Colmar in France from Bern, the Black Forest in Germany from Zurich

You can obviously mix and match based on the length of your stay and the places that may pique your interest.

Few things to consider before planning your Swiss Itinerary

  1. Lenght of Stay
  2. Very Important: Season / Month you are traveling
  3. Places you want to see and taking their geographic proximity from each other into account.
  4. Things to do
  5. Public Transportation vs Renting a Car
  6. Accommodation Option – ( Hotels vs Airbnb vs Chalets )
  7. Budget

Our Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass

( in April )

Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass - Places To Visit

Our Switzerland Itinerary

Here we share our 11 days Switzerland itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days. 

  • Day  1 – Fly into Zurich
  • Day 2 – Board the train to St. Moritz via Chur from Zurich.
  • Day 3 – Explore the beautiful town of St. Moritz and visit the famous Engadin mountains.
  • Day 4 – Board the famous Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt ( You can board the glacier express from other towns as well as like Chur, Brig, Andermatt, Visp, Zermatt )
  • Day 5 – Explore the beautiful town of Zermatt. ( Since the weather was not favorable and it was raining we headed to Brig and visited the Spa town – Leukerbad. )
  • Day 6 – Board the train to Interlaken, explore Interlaken, visit the beautiful town of Spiez and take a boat ride on Lake Thun.
  • Day 7 – Explore the Jungfrau Region – Murren, Gimmelwald and Schiltorn Summit.
  • Day 8 – Explore Wengen and Lauterbrunnen. You can also visit Top of Europe- Jungfrau and return via Grindelwald to Interlaken.
  • Day 9 – Board the famous Golden Pass line that connects Lucern via Interlaken to Montreux. (We boarded the train from Interlaken to Lucerne. ( Lucern to Interlaken and Montreux to Zweisimmen is touted as one of the most scenic train rides). We highly recommend to stop at the beautiful Swiss town of Brienz and do a boat tour and also visit Giessbach falls. If you have time also do visit the beautiful village of Lungern. The glistening lake of Lungernersee is worth the stop.
  • Day 10 – Explore Lucerne in the first half and take a train to Mt. Titlis/ Rigi /Pilatus. ( The mountain excursion to Rigi is completely covered by Swiss Travel pass, so we opted to go to Rigi but it entirely depends on you.) For other two mountain excursions, you get a 25% discount if you have the Swiss Travel Pass.
  • Day 11 – Back to Zurich/ fly back home. Do visit Rhine Falls if you have more time at hand, make the best use of Swiss travel pass and tick off the neighboring country — Liechtenstein from your list.

( PS: If you are not interested in visiting Ski towns, you can skip and instead include Montreux, Geneva, Bern, Gstaad and Basel to your itinerary. )

Day 1-  Fly into ZURICH

Zurich was our jumping off point to the pretty Ski town of St. Moritz. We visited the old town of Zurich on our very first day. Unfortunately, the moment we arrived, it started pouring and we could not explore much.

Things To do in Zurich

Old Town Zurich

After arriving in Zurich, if you have time on hand, we recommend that you take a day or two to explore the beautiful town of Zurich and discover all that awaits you before embarking on your Swiss sojourn.

Things To Do in Zurich

  • Explore the old town ( Fraumünster, Swiss National Museum, Grossmünster )
  • Art lovers can visit Zurich’s Kunsthaus
  • Eat at Hiltl which is the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant or drink Beer at El Lokal or Zueghauskeller
  • Take a cheese fondue cruise along the lake
  • Pamper yourself at Thermalbad & Spa Zurich
  • Explore Zurich west
  • Shop at Bahnhofstrasse ( Prime shopping street )
  • Hop on a train to Uetliberg or Adlisberg for the amazing views.
  • Visit Rhine falls
  • Head to Felsenegg for a spectacular view of Zurich.
  • Day Trips option – Lucerne, Jungfrau Region, Interlaken, Engelberg, Bern, Black forest in Germany, Liechtenstein ( Neighbouring country )
Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass - Boat Rides in Zurich

Boat Trips are also covered by Swiss Travel Pass

Where to stay: We stayed at Hotel Welcome Inn, Kloten which was quite close to the airport.

Options: Hotels ( Booking.com ) | Chalets and Homestay on Airbnb ( Get 30$ off on your first booking ) |  Compare Prices before booking. Prefer staying close to the city center if you are planning to explore the city.

 

Day 2-3:  St. Moritz

Nestled within a picturesque setting in the Swiss Alps. The famous ski town is home to some of the best luxury resorts in Europe and is quite popular among skiers.

Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass - St. Moritz

St. Moritz

We boarded the train from Zurich Central station to St. Moritz. We had to change our train in Chur. The train ride from Chur to St. Moritz was one of the most scenic routes as it passes over viaducts and through helical tunnels. We highly recommend doing this train journey during winter. The train line from Thusis to St. Moritz has a UNESCO world heritage status.

We arrived in St. Moritz around noon and had the entire day to ourselves. We walked around the village, went for a spa and pretty much did nothing on our first day. If you, like us, don’t have any expertise in skiing still you can head to the Engadin mountains and take in the 360 degrees panoramic views while sipping in some beer.

Things To Do in St. Moritz

  • Take In The View: You can head to Muottas Muragl, Corviglia, Corvatsch. If you don’t ski, there are restaurants to sit and eat while enjoying the mountainous backdrop. There are also hiking trails.
  • Activities like hiking, Skiing, Toboggan, Paragliding, Snowboarding, Cresta run, Ice Hockey
  • Pamper yourselves at Ovaverva Spa
  • Visit Segantini Museum
  • Board the famous panoramic trains like Bernina Express and The Glacier Express.

( Do read our post on St. MoritzPlaces to see in St. Moritz )

Switzerland Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass - Places To Visit in St. Moritz

The beautiful town of St. Moritz

St. Moritz to Zermatt on The Glacier Express

St. Moritz to Zermatt on The Glacier Express


Where to Stay: We stayed at a beautiful property – Hotel Reine Victoria in St. Moritz. The hotel is at a stone’s throw distance from the Ovaverva spa and the location was perfect for a leisurely walk to the city center and back.

Options: Hotels ( Booking.com ) | Chalets and Homestay on Airbnb ( Get 30$ off on your first booking ) |  Compare Prices before booking.

 Explore the beautiful Zermatt

( Day 4 -5 )

Things to do in Zermatt

Matterhorn

Zermatt is one of the countless charming villages in the Swiss Alps and famous for one and only the famous Matterhorn mountain. This car-free village is quite popular during winter months, skiers from all around the world flock into Zermatt for their ski vacation. It might get a bit crowded over long weekends though.

Things To Do in Zermatt

  • Take In The View: Hop on the train to Breithorn (4,000 m) or Gornergrat (2883 meters), Klein Matterhorn, Hörnli Hut ( Basecamp for Matterhorn ), Sunnegga
  • Explore the Zermatt village
  • Matterhorn Museum
  • Walk the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge or Europe Bridge
  • Catch the cable car up to Schwarzee (2583 m), Trockner Steg (2939 m) and then the Glacier Paradise, at an altitude of 3883 meters.
  • Gorner Gorge
  • Hiking Trails are quite popular during summer months.
  • Helicopter Tours and Paragliding
  • Stay in an igloo: If you are planning a trip in between December to April, you can also spend an overnight stay at the Igloo- Durf.

On our way to Zermatt

Things to do in Zermatt

Zermatt

Where to Stay – We stayed at the hotel Hotel Couronne Superior which is quite close to the museum and railway station. It also has rooms with impressive views of Matterhorn.

Other options–  Hotels ( Booking.com ) | Chalets and Homestay on Airbnb ( Get 30$ off on your first booking ) | Compare Prices before booking.

 Interlaken & Jungfrau Region

( Day 6-8 )

Interlaken is a perfect base to explore the Jungfrau region and Geneva area. The river snaking its way throughout the city, snow-capped mountains peaking from one side, glistening lake and the rustic Swiss charm makes it an ideal base to explore the stunning Jungfrau region and many other pretty Swiss villages. We stayed at Wilderswill in Interlaken.

Wilderswill, Interlaken

Wilderswill, Interlaken

You can also stay at Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen and explore the region.

We’ve listed down everything you can do or visit in and around Interlaken below.

Things to See & Do in Interlaken

 Interlaken

  • Explore the town in Interlaken
  • Visit St. Beatus Caves: Legend has it that St. Beatus chose this cave for his hermitage after driving a fire-breathing dragon to Lake Thun. The limestone caves offer a stunning view of the stalactites and stalagmites. There is also a cave museum and guided tours are available every 30 mins. ( Covered by Swiss Travel Pass )
  • The Oberhofen Castle: Situated on the shores of Lake Thun, this 13th-century castle boasts of some amazing architecture. A great place to explore the lifestyle of the bygone era. A short boat ride on Lake Thun lands you in this beautiful castle.
  • Funicular ride to the top of Harder Kulm
  • The Sigriswill suspension bridge
  • Visit the Weissenau Nature Reserve
  • Mystical Aare Gorge
  • Visit Thun Castle and cross the impressive Panoramabrucke Sigriswil near Lake Thun
  • Visit Giessbach Falls situated on the southern shore of Lake Brienz. You can also stay at Grand Hotel Giessbach which is right next to the fall.
  • Adventure activities like skydiving, paragliding etc.
  • Top Of Europe Jungfrau– One of the most popular tourist attraction in the Jungfrau region. The train journey till Wengen or Grindelwald is covered by Swiss Pass, post that you need to pay to visit the Top of Europe (you get 25% discount on the remainder of the journey). You can book the tickets online or on the spot.

Explore the Jungfrau Region

Jungfrau region is a place where you want to slow down, pause, or linger at points of interest. If you want to cover more grounds, we would suggest starting early as there is much to see and chances of getting distracted and spending way too much time at one place are guaranteed.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen in Jungfrau Region

Lauterbrunnen ( 15 minutes train ride from Interlaken )

Nestled within a valley in the Jungfrau region, Lauterbrunnen gave J.R.R. Tolkien the inspiration for his Elven City of Rivendell in his Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It is one of the prettiest villages in the Jungfrau region and is known as the valley of waterfalls.

StaubacFalls Lauterburnnen

Staubbach Falls

Things To Do in and around Lauterbrunnen

  • Visit Trummelbach falls ( Price – 11 CHF per person ), Staubbach Falls, Mürrenbach falls,  Talmuseum (To learn about the local life and history of the valley ).
  • Murren ( 20 minutes cable car + train ride from Lauterbrunnen) – This pretty car-free village is another favorite and is a perfect place to spend 1-2 nights admiring the stunning mountains.  
  • Gimmelwald ( 5-7 minute cable car ride from Murren ) 
  • Visit Schiltorn ( Piz Gloria ) ( 10 min cable car ride from Murren ) – Home to the first revolving restaurant at the height of 2970 meters and the James Bond Museum. The view from the top is breathtaking.
  • Note: To Visit Piz Gloria you need to buy complimentary tickets from Stechelberg ( Covered by Swiss travel Pass ) which is just 10 minutes away from the Trummelbach waterfall ) You can do the entire circle in a day – Once you get out of the station, board the bus for Trummelbach waterfall, visit Trummelbach waterfall ( Price 10 Euro per person ), board the bus to Stechelberg, buy a ticket for Piz Gloria, you can stop at Gimmelwald, Birg and on your way back, get down at Wengen and walk to the train station. It will hardly take 10 minutes to cross the village and reach the train station. Take a train & cable car from Murren back to Lauterbrunnen. )
  • Wengen ( 15 minutes train ride from Lauterbrunnen) – At the foot of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains. Wengen is another pretty car-free resort town. You can view the entire Lauterbrunnen valley from the top.
  • More adventurous travelers also have the opportunity to go on skydiving and paragliding tours for some of the most awe-inspiring views of the mountainside.

Trummelbach Falls in Lauterburnnen

Trummelbach Falls

Trummelbach Falls in Lauterburnnen

Trummelbach Falls

Schiltorn ( Piz Gloria )

Schiltorn ( Piz Gloria )

Thrill Walk in Birg

Thrill Walk in Birg

  Grindelwald 

Another popular town to be based out of and explore the Jungfrau region.

Things To Do in Grindelwald

  • First Cliff Walk for amazing views
  • Ziplining with The First Flyer in First Grindelwald – ( Price – 29 CHF )
  • Eiger Trail
  • Hike to stunning Bachalpasee Lake. It takes about 1.5 – 2 hour to reach the lake.
  • Visit Sphinx Observatory
  • Aare Gorge ( 1,400m-long limestone alpine river gorge  )
  • Reichenbach Falls
  • Visit Schynige Platte

 

Other nearby places you might consider visiting-

Swiss Itinerary with Swiss Travel Pass - Leukerbad

Left: Le Bristol, Leukerbad | Right: Leukerbad Therme

Leukerbad

  • Visit a Spa Town ( Leukerbad ) – Truly a one-of-a-kind destination. The village is peppered with thermal pools/spas all around. Where to StayHotel Le Bristol
  • Lake Blausee  ( 29 minutes from Spiez ) and Oeschinensee in Kandersteg
  • Oberstockensee and Hinterstockensee in Erlenbach ( Two beautiful lakes which are quite easy to reach )
  • Engstligenalps falls in Adelboden and the suspension Hostalde bridge Frutigen
  • The suspension Trift bridge in Gadmen ( 43 Km from Interlaken )
  • Goms Bridge, Bellwald ( Entrance fee – FREE )
  • Gstaad – A beautiful Alpine village which is quite popular for winter activities
  • Nearby Cities – Brig, Visp, Spiez, Isletwald, Bern

Goms Bridge, Bellwald

Where to Stay: We stayed at Alpine-Inn by Jungfrau Hotel at Wilderswill. There are beautiful hotels and chalets in and around Interlaken.

Options: Hotels ( Booking.com ) | Chalets and Homestay on Airbnb ( Get 30$ off on your first booking ) | Compare price on Hotels Combined .

 

Visit Lucerne

( Day 9-10 )

From Interlaken, the scenery gets even better as you inch towards Lucerne. Lucerne is a charming town and can be easily covered in a day.  The main attraction that Lucerne has on offer is the Chapel Bridge. It is the oldest covered bridge in Europe. The interiors are adorned with paintings that date from the 17th century.

We explored the old town on our first day and Mt. Rigi on the second day.

View from Mt. Rigi near Luzern

View from Mt. Rigi near Luzern

Things to Do in Lucerne

  • Stroll around the historic Town: Buildings are adorned with beautiful facades so keep an eye on the walls as you explore the old town.
  • Boat ride in Lake Lucerne ( Covered by Swiss Travel Pass )
  • Church of St. Leodegar which is quite close to Lake Lucerne
  • Lucerne Townhall ( Lucerne Rathaus ) is also a beautiful piece of architecture.
  • Swiss Museum of Transport ( Covered by Swiss Travel Pass )
  • Tour a nuclear bunker – Sonnenberg Bunker
  • Another covered bridge – Spreuerbrücke
  • Mountain Excursion to Mt. Rigi ( Entirely covered by Swiss Travel Pass) / Mt. Pilatus ( board the world’s steepest cogwheel railway)  / Mt. Titlis ( You get 25% percent discount on the other two. The tickets can be booked online or on the spot.
  • Visit Stans ( Covered by Swiss Travel Pass )
  • Visit Museum Bellpark ( Covered by Swiss Travel Pass )
  • Visit Lungern – The charming town which is just an hour away
  • Take in the amazing view of Lake Lucerne from Morshach

Lion Monument near Lake Lucerne

View from Mt. Rigi

View from Mt. Rigi

On our way to Mt. Rigi

Lungern

Where To Stay: We stayed at Ibis Styles, Lucerne. There are other lovely properties in and around Lucerne as well.

Options: Hotels ( Booking.com ) | Chalets and Homestay on Airbnb ( Get 30$ off on your first booking ) | Compare price on Hotels Combined before booking.

Day 11 – Fly out from Zurich / Bern

You can also do a quick stop at the capital city of Switzerland and fly out from Bern depending on your flight timings. We had a flight from Zurich so we boarded the morning train from Lucerne and headed straight to Zurich airport.

This concludes our 11-day tour around Switzerland! There is so much beauty and charm that we can’t wait to revisit and explore more.

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Tracey
    May 13, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    I would love to visit Switzerland, such beautiful views from the train journey. Love your pics!

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    GAYATHRI SHARMA
    May 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    beautiful pics

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    pushpendra dwivedi
    May 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    truly awesome post sharing

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    Jenn and Ed Coleman
    May 18, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Your photography is absolutely stunning. I love the clarity and colors of that you shoot. Fantastic. Traveling Switzerland by train seems like an amazing option. The views (and captures) you had from the track on the high passes were beautiful.

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    The traveller
    May 18, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Switzerland 🇨🇭 you can’t beat the beauty of this country. The details you have provided will help any traveller plan their visit. The visuals compliment the blog as well. Thanks for sharing such details The travel pass is a great tip for Switzerland travellers

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    Dada
    May 18, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I am always happy to read a good guide to Switzerland because I can’t recommend it enough to everyone…although it is insanely expensive! The Golden pass and using the public transportation is an excellent way to travel in Switzerland! But I personally got very bored on the Glacier express 😜 but I know that many would love it!

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    Clarice Lao | Camping for Womenc
    May 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Done bookmarking this post! It is a dream to visit Switzerland and reading a good guide just makes me more excited. We will definitely make sure to try traveling by train.

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    Hetal Kamdar
    May 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Your post made me nostalgic and reminded me of our stay in Swiss for 8 years. Swiss is surely a paradise on earth and you guys have clicked stunningly beautiful pictures. Zermatt, Muerren, and Wengen – all these car-free zones are some of my favorite places. We lived in Zurich and each and every inch of that place has been filled with good and sweet memories. Interlaken trips were like a day picnic for us. I agree with you that the most scenic train route is from Chur to St. Moritz, that we did in the initial year during winter. But nothing can beat Swiss by roads. We have driven on all the scenic routes, countryside, and small and beautiful towns and villages.
    Adored seeing this beautiful place through your lens. You both complement each other so beautifully. Thanks a lot for sharing this post with us.

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    Karo
    May 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    What a great idea to travel by train and see all those different locations! I have not even heard about the Swiss Travel Pass before, but it seems like the best thing to use in order to get around. We were thinking about going to Switzerland next year but were unsure yet about how to manage logistics, so this blogpost has helped a big deal! Spending time in Interlaken makes sense since there seem to be lots of great places around. Thanks for sharing this!

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    Bhusha
    May 20, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Awesome awesome trip it is! I’m yet to head the real Swiz (coz it was so sunny in Basel that I wouldn’t consider it Swiz!).
    Thanks for the tip about the fantastic trains of Swiz. Good to know that not only it covers travel but also gives discounts on various sites.

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    lisa
    May 21, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Those Views are just breathtaking and I have to say your pictures are just mind blowing loved them! I have to be honest I am not a fan of Winter we don’t get snow where I come from but If I ever get the chance to experience a real Winter I would love to go to Switzerland!

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    Per
    May 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Amazing photos! I always wanted to go by train in Switzerland. I’ll bookmark your post for later.

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    Rachelle
    May 23, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Yaaass!! I love purchasing passes like the Swiss Travel Pass! The cost differential makes all the difference, and it gets you out and doing things that you normally won’t consider or didn’t know about. I’ve been dreaming of Switzerland lately, so I might just need to start saving up for the big 15 day pass. Grindelwald has been on my bucket list for ages!

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    Rhiannon
    May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Oh wow your photos are beautiful and you really managed to make the most of your 11 days! I’m British so don’t need a visa for Switzerland, and it’s pretty close and accessible to me but somehow I still haven’t visited. This post has certainly given me the push I need to finally get to looking for flights (except not for ski season, I hate snow haha)

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    Shaily
    May 25, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Switzerland is bestowed with such a hypnotic beauty. The panoramic views are to die for! Thanks for the detailed information about the country as well as the Swiss pass guide. I’m saving this post for future reference. Switzerland has been on my bucket list for so long. Your pictures are awesome and perfectly justify the beauty of the place. I simply can’t take my eyes off them.

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    LISA
    May 26, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Those views are amazing and what a very informative post, I am planning a trip to Switzerland this year and I have noted your tips and saved your page. The great thing about this is I don’t need a visa as I am from the UK.

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    Diana
    May 26, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    This sounds amazing! I’ve only been to Switzerland once and didn’t take advantage of the Swiss pass, but I really want to go back and use the pass to see some mew places! Interlaken in particular has been on my list for a long time. I might be going back to Switzerland in September, so I’ll definitely be looking into this!

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    Sonali Prusty
    May 28, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Very nice blog and loved your pics. Wanted your advice to plan a trip for 3 days. We are planning to go to Lucern from Milan and send the next 3 days there. since we don’t have much time in hand, what are things we should include in our itiniery and could be easily doable. We are travelling in September.

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    Atul Kumar Rai
    June 4, 2018 at 5:57 am

    What a great blog sir 😊 शुभकामनाएं

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    Nicola
    June 4, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Great tips for planning a trip to Switzerland. One of the things I really want to do in Switzerland is some hiking and see all those mountain villages. However, using the travel pass does sound like a very convenient and relatively economical way of getting around. St Moritz looks like a stunning place to visit.

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    Lois Alter Mark
    June 4, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    I love train travel! It’s so civilized and relaxed and a great way to enjoy the scenery. And where could there be better scenery than Switzerland? Beautiful!

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    Amy Chung
    June 4, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    What a great pass to have and I can’t believe that kids under 16 travel for free everywhere in Switzerland on that pass? That is such good value. Your itinerary looks amazing and so do the photos. Switzerland is so picturesque and definitely on my bucket list for the future. Bookmarked for the itinerary!

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    Medha
    June 5, 2018 at 3:50 am

    I love how beautifully colour coordinated the two of you are! Really sweet, my husband would’ve never agreed to do that LOL. Your pictures are amazing, and I realise that although renting a car in Switzerland was a fantastic idea, it meant that we missed out on some beautiful train journeys! Also, we did not make it to St Moritz and Matterhorn and those were my two big misses, we went the other way (Lucern, Geneva, Chamonix) but I always regretted missing these two places. I guess it means I need to go back 😉

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    YUKTI Agrawal
    June 5, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Your post revived my Swiss trip and I loved Switzerland through rail trip. Glacier Express goes through scenic route and as this train has long and wide windows, the views from train are amazing. Zermatt also looks very beautiful and worth visiting.

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    Lisa
    June 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    This is an excellent guide to train travel in Switzerland. The Glacier Express is just incredible, and it’s great to know how many car-free towns I can visit using this pass. Switzerland is very expensive, so I would really invest in this to save for my dinner!

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    Anne
    June 5, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Oh wow. The photos are amazing and the price isn’t as bad as I imagined. That said, I think I would be bankrupt if I spent 15 days in Switzerland so I might have to opt for one of the shorter options and visit Zermatt and other cute towns.

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    Suma
    June 6, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I have visited Switzerland during summer and it was utterly gorgeous. You post makes me want to plan a trip during winters, it looks completely different and gorgeous. Yet to explore Zermatt and St. Moritz, would love to visit when these places are completely covered in snow.

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    Mayuri Patel
    June 12, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    This is awesome.You captured the beauty of swiss during winters and Loved it
    its helpful post for planning travel to switzerland.

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    Tanayesh
    June 20, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    I stayed in a beautiful village called Engelberg when i visited Switzerland. It’s just an hour drive from Lucerne and the quaint little village was everything a person dreams about Switzerland.

    A great and detailed itinerary indeed… Cheers

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    Martha
    June 22, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    This was fantastic! I love that you included a budget to help determine whether the Swiss Travel Pass was worth it financially as well. I’m a budget traveler so that’s really important to me. Your photos are also spectacular so I’m dying to head to the Alps ASAP! And the train ride would be the best way to explore the Alps. Great post!

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