Aug 4, 2015 - 10:20 AM
Welcome to MySwissAlps, smilingHeena!
There are quite some options that match your wishes, and it all depends on your personal preferences. I suggest you read our guide on how to plan your trip to start off with: http://www.myswissalps .com/plantrip/doityour self/composeitinerary.
Since you're traveling in November, you should consider some important factors. November is kind of in between tourist seasons, so not all cable cars and mountain trains will be running. If you like to get up in the mountains, you may want to pick a tourist region with some viewing points that are open all year round. It's good to have several options to get (high) up in the mountains, since fog may be covering the valleys in November. You don't have to worry about tourist crowds that time of the year, and you'll still get to enjoy the beautiful and quiet mountain scenery. I'd also pick a resort that's located quite centrally, allowing you to travel to other parts of the country easily. That's because weather will play an important factor in your plans, and if it's bad in one region, you'll want to have alternatives. In all, you may want to look into the Lucerne area (http://www.myswissalps .com/lakelucerne) or the Jungrau region (http://www.myswissalps .com/jungfrauregion). Did you check our section on regions and towns (http://www.myswissalps .com/wheretogo)? It will help you to explore the options and find out what appeals to you.
I'm biased, but I'd spend as many nights in Switzerland as possible. Even though it's off-season, you won't get bored with some hiking down in the valleys, visits to mountain tops and scenic rail journeys (http://www.myswissalps .com/activities/scenic trips). If you pick a central resort and plan to do quite some traveling, an 8 day Swiss Travel Pass (http://www.myswissalps .com/swisstravelpass) is probably your best option. But it's hard to tell now, because it depends of the details of your final itinerary . Please see here for how to pick the right pass http://www.myswissalps .com/train/ticketspass es/practical/chooserai lpass: Swiss rail passes will cover the Swiss leg of your trip Paris-Switzerland and back, so you'll need additional tickets from the Swiss border to Paris: http://www.myswissalps .com/traintickets/fran ce. Direct trains are available between Paris and Basel, Zurich and Geneva. If you focus on one of the regions mentioned above, it's easiest to travel to Basel or Zurich. If you're very fond of scenic rail journeys and don't mind a detour, you can also get to Geneva and then take the Golden Pass route (http://www.myswissalps .com/goldenpass) to the north to reach your destination.
Please take a look at our accommodation page to find hotels or holiday homes that suit your needs: http://www.myswissalps .com/accommodation.
I hope this helps you to start planning!