10 day July honeymoon in Switzerland

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Mar 11, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Hi All,

We are planning a 10 day honeymoon flying into Zurich. We plan on having our base location be in Lucerne and then visiting Interlaken. We are going back and forth on whether we should rent a car or just take the train. Looking for recommendations for non skiing activities. We love hiking and tours so any suggestions would be great! Since it’s only 10 days we didn’t want to spread ourselves too thin with a lot of different cites to visit. This is our first trip to Europe as well so we are very excited!

Thank you all very much in advance!!


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Mar 11, 2018 - 9:30 PM in reply to Removed user

Hello Heather,

This www.myswissalps.com/ca rversustrain might help you stop going back and forth.

Keep reading until you decide train is best.

Good decision. 🤓

Lucerne is a great place for a starting base for a few days. Jungfrau Region is renowned for alpine scenery and hiking. Wengen a great option.

Gotthard Panorama Express (www.myswissalps.com/go tthardpanoramaexpress) to Lugano and Bernina Express (www.myswissalps.com/be rninaexpress) well worth factoring in to your plans.

As your itinerary develops use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to plan your travel. If you haven’t used it before it will pay to read the instructions on that page before delving into the timetable.

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

Last modified on Mar 11, 2018 - 9:33 PM by rockoyster
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Mar 11, 2018 - 10:41 PM

Definitely a train pass! And one that includes cable cars.

I would recommend a few days in Luzern as a base for some hikes at Rigi and Pilatus. I would also recommend Wengen rather than Interlaken or commuting from Luzern. There are many things to do in this beautiful village with no car that is convenient to many interresting hikes and day trips. The beauty of the swiss rail pass is that it will allow you to do your trails one way (down or up,according to your preference) and return with a mean of transport. I believe that a train pass gives you more flexibility than a car as you will, for sure, decide to change your original plan to take advantage of a gondola, a bus or a train to take you somewhere that is very probably not accessible by car.

Make sure you include Schynnige Platte in your itinerary! As well as the beautiful hike fro Grutchalp to Murren (the higher trail).

Last modified on Mar 12, 2018 - 7:56 AM by Chantal
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Mar 12, 2018 - 12:50 AM

As a tourist you definitely do not need a car for a visit to Switzerland.

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-gb/getting-around.html

A well known and respected website is Seat 61:


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Mar 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Hi HeatherP-

Congrats! Sounds like a fun trip! My husband and I just took our son through Zurich & Murren. I actually just wrote a blog post that has details on our travel (things to do/getting around/eating/etc.) -- may prove to be helpful to you!

www.thelush.us/traveli ng-to-switzerland-zurich-murren/

Have a wonderful time!


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Mar 13, 2018 - 7:33 PM

HI All!

Thanks so much for your advice. We have hands down decided on train travel. Now we just need to research passes and the trains we need!

Thanks so so much and please add anymore suggestions you have!


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Mar 14, 2018 - 7:20 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Heather,

Not too many skiing options in July so not to worry there!

If mountain scenery and hikes are your preference I focus your attention on the Bernese Oberland region and perhaps Valais as well (Matterhorn). For 10 days only I would focus on two base towns if possible so you aren't packing/moving too much. There are a lot of details on what you can do and see on the links above as well as everyone else's recommendations.

If you have more questions about what you've found do let us know!

Happy travels.

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