How to plan a winter itinerary?

How to plan a winter itinerary?

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Crysterl
Crysterl
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Dec 28, 2014 - 6:47 PM

I'm traveling with three youths to Europe on Jan/Feb 2015. Switzerland is our main winter itinerary. Please advise whether our arrangement is in order?

  • 29/01 Tirano to Chur via Bernina Express - a night at Chur
  • 30/01 Chur to Zermatt via Glacier Express - a night at Zermatt Town
  • 31/01 Zermatt to Gornergrat via Clog train - a night at Kulmhotel Gornergrat
  • 01/02 Zermatt to Bern via train - a night at Bern (can we stop over at Visp for short visit same day??)
  • 02/02 Bern to Geneva via train - a night at Geneva
  • 03/02 Geneva to Paris
  1. Is there much to see in Bern during winter?
  2. Should we stay another day in Chur and leave out Bern?
  3. Geneva is a must as requested by my sons.
  4. 4days Swiss pass adequate for our itinerary?
  5. Appreciate your suggestions.
  6. Thank you.
Annika
Annika
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Dec 29, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Hi Crysterl,

Thanks for your post! You switch hotel every day. That takes a lot of time you could spend sightseeing instead. I would skip Geneva and add a night to Zermatt. Then go to Bern, and from there to Paris via Basel. Also I would not stay in Chur but in St. Moritz, Samedan, Celerina or Pontresina. These are smaller towns in a high valley that offer the more wintry feeling I think you're looking for. These are all personal choices though. You may have good reasons for the towns you picked. But you will experience more Winter if you adjust your itinerary like I suggested.

Crysterl
Crysterl
4 posts
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Dec 30, 2014 - 9:57 AM

Anikka, appreciate your reply. We decided to drop Glacier Express. Pls give us a better suggestion to travel from 29/01/15 to 3/02/15. We travel Tirano via Bernina Express to St Moritz and planning to put up 2 nights. Then, What's the next best town to travel to?We really need your help.

Annika
Annika
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Dec 30, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Hi Crysterl,

I'm not sure what your main objective is. If you want to add a city visit after spending time in wintry St. Moritz, then look into Lucerne or Bern. From there, you can easily travel to Basel and switch to a train to Paris. If you want more winter scenery, then consider Grindelwald, Wengen or another town in the Jungfrau region.

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