May 21, 2014 - 4:55 PM
We are a family of 3 (2 adults and 1 10 yr old) travelling to Europe, in July,for the first time from US.
Our travel itenary include a trip to Rome for 3 days and we have about 3 and 1/2 to 4 days in swiss. We'll be landing at zurich airport from Rome probably on a wednesday morning around 10 and have until saturday for us. Our main interest is to be in the Alps area and cover few other nice cities if time permits. Based on some of the threads here by other travelers I found Interlaken/Lauterbrennen area to be fitting our needs. Planning to book a B&B Inn at Lauterbrennen for 2 days. Here's what I have come up with please suggest if this will be correct for a first time traveller to swiss.
Day 1 (landing in zurich airport) - Planning to take a train to Lucerne or go directly to Lauterbrennen (suggestion needed). If we go to Lucerne then we can check in into a hotel and go around Lucern on Wednesday and take a train to Interlaken the next day.
Day2 & Day3 (Thurs & Friday) - Lauterbrennen area
Day 3 (Saturday) - Take Golden pass to Lucerne back
Our return flight is from zurich on Sunday at noon. I'm not able to decide on the following part. Should we come back from Interlaken to Zurich and stay there for saturday or can we go to Bern or any other city close to Zurich to spend the night. How easy is it to get to the airport in the sunday mornings? We might have to collect our luggage from the train station before heading to the airport which might cost sometime. If we plan to reach the airport by 9.30 AM on sunday which will be the best city to stay on saturday night.
Thanks a lot for all the information I'm getting from this wonderful forum.