Aug 10, 2016 - 5:55 PM
My husband and I are planning for a trip that would be 3 days in Bern, 2 days in Zermatt and 2 days in Montreux. Im trying to organize some side trips while we are in Bern as our base.I need advise whether we will be taking the best way to save our time. The following is my initial plan:
1st day: Bern to Grueyeres (day tour) - should you have any suggestions for activities or site to visit? we planned to do chocolate & cheese factory tour and see the village.
2nd day: We are torn between Jungfrau or Schilthorn (though Im not really that ecstatic to be in Jungfrau but Id like to at least experience it. We will be taking Swiss pass travel, any suggestion what way we need to take for either Jungfrau or Schilthorn? If this will not materialize, we will just visit Lucerne then.
3rd day: Sightseeing in Old Town Bern then travel to Zermatt. Im not really sure what the best way to travel to Zermatt since we will be there in the first week of December and Ive read that most of the routes are close.
4th day: Zermatt (see the mighty matterhorn)
5th day: Do other activities (maybe paragliding) if weather permits (How will be the weather on those days)
6th day: Montreux - Can we go from Zermatt directly to Montreux? Which station do we take? How is the route then?
7the day: Sightseeing from Montreux. See Chillon Castle, see Vevey and any suggestion for pretty villages?
8th day: Travel to Geneva for sightseeing and wait for our flight in the evening.
IN between this trip is the want to see and experience Christmas markets in Switzerland. MOst of the places Ive mentioned have its Christmas Markets and we really wanted to be in the area where we will feel the spirit of Christmas. Also we wanted to escape the bustling city from where we work and to relax.
Sorry for this sort of detailed itinerary. I hope you can give advise on the above for us to save time without compromising one pace to other. BUt Im sure anywhere we go in Switzerland is worth the visit.
Looking forward to any of your comments guys:)