Re: Glacier Express how to plan a day
It isn't realistic to manage the Glacier Express from Zurich in one day. As Pashosh said, it needs two or three days. Visit Chur on day one then on to St Moritz. Glacier Express to Zermatt on day two. See Zermatt on day three and then return via Visp and the Lotchberg tunnel to Bern and on to Zurich.
In my opinion the best of the Glacier Express is from Preda to Chur (part of the Bernina Express as well), heading down into Andermatt and Brig to Zermatt. There are several quite long sections when the scenery is fairly ordinary by Swiss standards. The name Glacier Express is a bit misleading as you don't actually see the Aletsch Glacier that the train passes close to.
A far better trip is the Bernina Express. The route includes one of the best sections of the Glacier Express. There are several threads here about it. The trip is just about possible in one day from Zurich but it would be much more sensible to spread it out over two days, perhaps stopping in Chur overnight. Bernina Express and to Zurich Same Day
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