Please help planning my trip to Switzerland

Please help planning my trip to Switzerland

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Jiji77
Jiji77
3 posts
new member
Aug 18, 2016 - 7:15 AM

Hello

im traveling alone to Switzerland. I really have an open ticket and can do what I like.

I arrive in Basel-I would like to go from Basel to Zurich, Lucerne or st. Moritz but I'm so confused as to which city I should choose. The next day -I would like to take the bernina express. Should I stop and sleep somewhere again? If so, where? My intention is to go down to Italy. End up in Rome.

Can an you help me out here!? By the way I'm hoping to see some snow caps...will I?

Arno
Arno
7696 posts
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Aug 18, 2016 - 7:36 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Jiji77!

There are many, many options. What's best depends on how long you plan to stay, when you plan to come, what your interests are (hiking, museums, sports, shopping, scenic trips, etc.) and your budget. I suggest to start on myswissalps.com/ plantrip, create a tentative plan, and get back here with more information and questions.

Note that the Bernina Express bus to Lugano does not operate from October 24 to late March, so you can only travel on the train to Tirano within that season.

Jiji77
Jiji77
3 posts
new member
Aug 18, 2016 - 7:45 AM in reply to Arno

Hi I'm coming tomorrow-I arrive in Basel at 16:45--I'm on a budget. I thought I can see Lucerne and Zurich that very same evening. Which train would I take? And which city should I stay?

The next day-I either leave on a bernina train to Italy or I hike for a cou uple hours. I'm confused.

-I would like to do scenic and hike a bit if possible.

also couple more questions I would love to do a couple hour hiking tour is that available? Is there a train to Italy from Tirano? Or simply a bus?

Can an I make it to Italy in one day using bernina?

Arno
Arno
7696 posts
expert &
moderator
Aug 18, 2016 - 9:41 AM in reply to Jiji77

Hi Jiji77,

Sorry, but we don't plan itineraries here. You have to come up with a plan yourself, and we can help fine tuning. But not on such short notice. I removed your other thread as it was duplicate to what you are asking here (please check the forum rules).

My best suggestion is to take a train straight to Lucerne and stay there. Check our Lucerne page for suggestions on what to do, including hiking tips. You'll find hotel suggestions there as well. You can ask the tourist office at the main station for assistance if you need more help after going through the pages I gave you in this post and the previous one. Train schedules can be found in the timetable.

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