Anybody with a really great 6-7 day itinerary?

Anybody with a really great 6-7 day itinerary?

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Navigatio
Navigatio
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Jun 11, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Hi Everyone - I'll be in Switzerland for 6-7 days and was wondering if anyone had a really great itinerary that they would like to share with me. I will be travelling with one other. We will be flying into Basel and mostly likely out of Geneva.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 11, 2016 - 11:06 PM in reply to Navigatio

When?

Please check these links:

www.myswissalps.com/ge ttingstarted

There is a whole lot of information in the links included there.

Slowpoke.

Last modified on Jun 11, 2016 - 11:25 PM by Slowpoke
Navigatio
Navigatio
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Jun 12, 2016 - 12:03 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Slowpoke - early July.

Brahms
Brahms
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Jun 12, 2016 - 9:11 AM

And what part of Switserland ?

What do like, high in the mountains, walking, cities ?

With a rent a car or by train ?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 12, 2016 - 2:41 PM in reply to Navigatio

Hi Navigatio-

Early July is a good time to visit the Jungfrau region. Although the summer season begins in late June, some moderately high trails may not open until late June. The major crowds arrive in August, but July can also get quite busy.

as of yesterday, this special trail was not yet open -

www.myswissalps.com/hi king/maennlichen-kleinescheidegg

Altitude is about 2300 meters to 2060 meters.

A standard itinerary would usually include some time at Luzern (about 1 hour from Basel by train after you reach the main station by shuttle bus from the airport) and time in the Bernese Oberland, especially the Jungfrau region.

www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

www.myswissalps.com/be rneseoberland

www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/tips-about-wengen-and-the-jungfrau-region-by-kim

There are refinements in those regions for various types of activities...hiking, scenic trains, museums, etc.

Here is one example of hiking and lake scenery from the southern part of lake Lucerne:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/the-swiss-path-and-southern-lake-lucerne

Take a look at the links above and consider two bases - Luzern and Interlaken - or, better, one of the alpine towns south of Interlaken, such as Wengen. (I like Wengen.) If you do them in that order, the train circuit makes sense. Interlaken is a good train connection base and a poor tourist destination for alpine scenery.

This map will give you the train routes if you zoom in far enough, so you can see where they run.

map.search.ch/

Under "points of Interest" in the menus, play with the entries under "traffic."

There are more detailed topo maps available if you are a hiker. Ask.

The timetable lets you know about all kinds of public transport.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Let s know what you think after you look over those links.

By the way - a really great itinerary takes 6-7 weeks, not 6-7 days. ;-)

So, if you don't like those ideas, spend some more time with:

www.myswissalps.com/wh eretogo

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jun 12, 2016 - 2:45 PM by Slowpoke
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Navigatio
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Jun 13, 2016 - 11:55 AM in reply to Brahms

Hi Brahms,

We are pretty open to try new things - one of us is athletic, the other is not (so an easier hike would be best). We will go by train (or most inexpensive option as we are both students).

Thanks!

Brahms
Brahms
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Jun 13, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Thank you for your answer. Slowpoke have already give a great answer. We like very much the Bernese Oberland. It is the region you can do very good by train and cablecar.

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