6 days in April by train from Geneva to Zurich

6 days in April by train from Geneva to Zurich

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Nov 22, 2011 - 11:14 PM
Hi,
My husband and I will be taking the train from Lyon toZurich next April. We are in our 60s,like sightseeing, pretty villages, old towns. Not hikers.
Could you advise on our plan?

Apr 8: Geneva or Montreux (1N) – which?
Apr 9: Then to either Lauterbrunnen or Murren (2N) – which village?

Then not sure what to do for Apr 11 & 12:
- 2N in either Lucerne or Berne or Zurich (which?)
- 1N each in Lucerne & Zurich
- 1N each in Berne & Zurich

So really need your advice to help us decide. Thank you.
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Nov 24, 2011 - 2:09 PM
Hello MadMax, and welcome to the forum. As for choosing the right resorts: that's always a matter or personal preference. I think it's important to take a look at tourism websites of the resorts you mention and see what appeals to you.

Will you be arriving by train in Geneva first? In that case, it's hard to choose between Geneva and Montreux. Montreux is located a bit more centrally, especially if you want to visit (the western side of) the Rhone valley. But both towns are charming.

In terms of location, Lauterbrunnen makes more sense than Mürren, as Mürren can only be reached by cable car. By the way, consider taking the Golden Pass line when traveling from Geneva/Montreux to Lauterbrunnen!

If you plan to visit the Jungfrau region during your stay in Lauterbrunnen, Lucerne would be a logical next resort, as that allows you to explore yet another great mountain area.

The timetable helps you to find out about traveling times and routes. Hotels can be found here. And since you plan to travel by train, you'll definitely profit from one of the Swiss rail passes.

I hope this gets you started!
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Nov 24, 2011 - 5:23 PM
Thanks Annika, that's very helpful.

Yes, will take your advice on the Golden Pass line, Montreux and Lauterbrennen. Think we'll spend the extra nights there so has not to have too many hotel changes. So we'll just have to go back to see the rest another time!!

One more question if you don't mind - I know it's hard to predict, but based on past experience, will there still be snow on the ground in Lauterbrennen, or will it be clear by April 8 - or mushy?

MadMay
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Nov 26, 2011 - 10:06 AM
Hi MadMay! Generally, there won't be snow down in the valley by April; the first spring vegetation will have started growing by then. But you're right, one can never be sure, and an extremely cold or wet winter/spring season may still leave some snow.
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Nov 26, 2011 - 5:45 PM
Thank you Annika, I'll just take my normal walking shoes and hope for the best.

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