Jun 17, 2010 - 8:32 AM
I have more questions about our trip- 5 adults in Sept. for 2 weeks. One week will be spent in the Lauterbrunnen area going up as many mountains as possible hiking to villages, etc. For the other week we will be traveling around. These are the places we are interested in: Bern, Murten, Gruyeres, Chateaux de Chillon, Grimentz, Brienz, Zermatt, Ballenberg, possibly Lucern, Avenches, Broc and Thun.
We realize many of these are not far from each other and we would not like to change hotels everyday. Is it possible to stay in one place for 2 or 3 days at a time and do day trips by train? What places would be good to base ourselves for a couple days?
I guess the other thing we need to decide is if it would be better to rent a car for the week of travel, and then get a rail pass for the week in Lauterbrunnen area, or if it is possible to do this whole trip by train comfortably-without having to constantly worry about having to store luggage for all of us in order to be able to do the sightseeing. Of course if we stay at one hotel for 2-3 days we don't have to worry about that so much. anyt houghts on this are appreciated!
Thank you for all your help.