Sep 16, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Hi, I'm planning a trip to Swiss Alps during Christmass Holidays Dec 24 - Jan 1 from New York, USA. I used MySwissAlps.com sample itinenaries to build my own. Below is my proposed itinenary. I need experts' opinion on the following:
1) Considreing it is winter, what parts of the trip doesn't make sence or not worth doing? Is this itinenary too exhausting? Based on your advice I may revise the itinenary and consider substitutions such as 1 day of skiing in a family friendly ski resort ( my 10 years old son will be travling with us) OR visit of Bern or any other picturesque town along the route. YOur help is greatly appreciated.
Day 1: Dec 24 – Dec 25 Take a flight NYC - Zurich on Dec 24 2015 Arrive in Zurich at 10 AM CH time Dec 25 Take a train to Lucerne Dec 25 Overnight in Lucerne. Dec 25
Day 2 : Dec 26 Take a Golden Pass Train from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost From Interlaken Ost take a train to Lauterbrunnen and Klein Scheidegg to Jungfaujoch.Descend back from Jungfraujoch to Kleine Scheidegg. Take train to Grindelwald. Train from Grindelwald to Interlaken OstOvernight in Interlaken
Day 3 : Dec 27 Take a Golden Pass Train from Interlaken to Montreux Possible Rochers-de-Naye by cogwheel trainOvernight in Montreux
Day 4: Dec 28 Take a Golden Pass train from Montreux to ZermattTake a cogwheel train to Gornergrat for a good view of Matterhorn and back Overnight in Montreux
Day 5: Dec 29 Take the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur – 6 hoursOvernight in Chur
Day 6 : Dec 30 Take Bernina Express train from Chur to Tirano Take a train from Tirano to Lugano Overnight in Lugano
Day 7 : Dec 31 Train from Lugano to Zurich. New Year in Zurich or elsewhere?
Day 8 : Jan 1 Flight back to NYC. The flight is at 1 PM