Nov 2, 2011 - 7:20 PM
Hi - Here's our plan for a short trip to Switzerland and Austria this Nov 3rd week. Short trip is due to holiday constraints, Vienna is primary goal. However, want to see a bit of Switzerland. We are not skiers, just want to see beautiful scenery, cities and taste Swiss food and desserts!
Day 1 - Arr Zurich early Morning
Day 1 - Tour Zurich, spend night in hotel
Day 2 - Leave for Geneva @ Noon, Arr Geneva late afternoon (car)
Day 2 - Evening and Day 3 morning - Tour Geneva, night in Geneva hotel
Day 3 - 3 PM - Leave Geneva, Arr Zurich at 6 PM (car)
Day 3 - Leave for Vienna at Night (OBB night train)
Day 4 - Arr Vienna early morning
Day 4, 5, 6 - Tour Vienna
Day 7 - Leave Vienna in morning, Arr Salzburg at noon (OBB train)
Day 7 - Tour Salzburg
Day 7 - Leave Salzburg at Night (OBB train)
Day 8 - Arr Zurich early morning, fly out of Zurich in morning
We don't want to drive from Zurich to Geneva but cheapest Zurich-Geneva on SBB is 82 CHF, so for 2 adults + 1 child the round-trip is about 410 CHF. None of the Swiss discount cards/passes seem to be worthwhile because we are taking just 2 Swiss rail trips. Car with parking and gas is between 250-300 CHF, so car wins.
We realize it will be cold but keeping our fingers crossed for no rain or snow. Any thoughts/suggestions/advice greatly appreciated! Please wish us luck!!!