Jun 18, 2022 - 12:30 PM
Hello Experts! We're planning a 7 or 8 day trip for May 2023 to celebrate duo 50th birthdays.Your wisdom would be most appreciated. We want to focus on natural beauty and to build in as much diversity of experiences/vistas as we can. Not interested at all in cities, but need to be practical about jet lag arrival in and departure from Zurich. We love the lesser known gems for a less crowded experience. Thank you!
1. We'll have a long flight from Boston. Is it too ambitious to go directly to Wengen from the airport? Other than 2 days in Lucerne, do you have other recommendations for beautiful towns easily reached by train from Zurich to decompress before the Bernese Oberland leg?
2. Should we return to Zurich Airport via a different route (i.e. train through Bern)?
3. Should we replace one or two nights in BO for another locale? Just trying to keep it focused and somewhat relaxing.
Here's the draft:
0 depart Boston
1 arrive Zurich, head to Wengen via Golden Pass
2 Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg hike, Eiger Trail, Jungfraujoch (may skip Jungfraujoch)
3 Shilthorn and Birg, Gimmelwald, Murren, Allmendhubel
4 Lauterbrunnen, Trummelbach and Stuaubbach Falls, Stechelberg
5 Grindelwald, First Cliff Walk, Schynige Platte
6 to Lucerne