6 days backpacking in Switzerland
A land known for its chocolate, crystal clear waters, waterfalls and stunning scenery always sounded like heaven to me.
I hadn't travelled in a while and was planning to go backpacking somewhere for my birthday.
Until one morning I came across a flight to Geneva for 30 pounds.
My heart started pounding and I thought: THIS IS IT. My dream trip to Switzerland....
Surely I can just go and rough it. right? Stay in cheap hostels, cook...
Bought the ticket.
The next few weeks I have started studying everything I could about Switzerland. Where to go, what to eat...
And so I came up with my itinerary:
1 day in Lausanne.
1 day on the panoramic train to Interlaken then get a train to Bern.
2 days in in Bern (and explore around)
2 days in Lauterbrunnen (and explore around)
I have read about how expensive Switzerland is so I had a daily budget which I organised in different envelopes (pretty sad how organised I am travelling haha). So each morning I would wake up, open my envelope and put only the daily money on my wallet so I knew how much I could spend. I also bought the interrail pass for 3 days to save money with trains.
Some other money saving tips:
- I took some coffee sachets with milk and sugar (all included) so in the morning all I had to do was mix it with hot water to have breakfast and took some cereal bars as snacks to save money.
A coffee at the supermarket costs 3.50 (Swiss Francs) and at Starbucks 8.00! So if you just NEED your coffee in the morning like me it is a good idea and it saves a lot of money.
- Some hostels offer a transport card for free which allows you to use all the transport around the town.
Ask at the reception.
And this is how my experience was: