I am traveling to Switzerland in late July/early August. I like to move quickly and planned the following itinerary:
1) day in Zurich
2) day in Lucerne
3) day in Bern
4) 2 days in Interlaken
5) day in Zermatt
6) day in Geneva
7) fly out to Budapest....
Based on that itinerary, I have two questions:
1) Should I buy the rail pass? I'm a female traveling alone and want to be able to move around quickly. If I buy the rail pass, which one do I get and how far in advance do I need to buy it? Is there any AAA discount with any of these passes?
2) I've been trying to figure out where to stay- Interlaken or Murren. Is it really that worthwhile to stay in Murren? I've heard either one is fine. It looks like it takes under an hour to travel between the two. Is there some sort of pass I should buy with the rail pass that works for the cable cars? Also, what is the difference between Murren and Interlaken in terms of things to do. It seems like they both offer similar things- bike riding, hiking, etc.
Thanks so much!!!