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Berner Oberland for 3 days over Thanksgiving

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Last American Thanksgiving I went to Banff/Lake Louise for 3 days and 4 nights and loved it. For this year's Thanksgiving week, I would like to see Berner Oberland, for 3 days and 3 nights as part of a week-long European trip. I had only been in Switzerland once before, during a 6-hour layover in Zurich, in April 2013.

I understand that a lot of attractions are closed during the shoulder season (just like at Banff), but the following are what sounds interesting to me and I think are open during last week of November:
Jungfraujoch (half day)
Lauterbrunnen (full day)
Golden Pass train between Lucerne and Interlaken (half day)
Cable car between Mt. Titlis and Engelberg (half day)

I plan to get into Zurich by Sunday noon, then go to Swiss National Museum for the afternoon (already seen Fraumunster and Grossmunster last time). At first I thought about spending all 3 nights in Interlaken and use it as base to take day trips from there, but I'm wondering if it would make more sense to stay in Lucerne for the first night (after taking the train from Zurich), so that I can go to Mt. Titlis on Monday morning, then Monday afternoon take the Gold Pass train to Interlaken to spend 2 nights there?

My second question is, is my list too short to fill 3 days? Are there other things/places you would recommend to do/see there in late November? One thing I will miss is a lake cruise, but I could not find one that operates in late November. The plan is to take the 4 PM train from Interlaken to Basel to catch the sleeper train to Copenhagen on Wednesday night, but I can extend the trip by one more day if needed.

Third question is regarding a train pass. I am a bit confused about the various Swiss Card/Pass and which one would be the best deal for me. Please recommend a link that explains it and also where I can purchase the pass in advance from the U.S.

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