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I am planning a trip with my family - me and my wife (early 30s), a and my 60 year old dad. We cannot hike with a baby - so unfortunately all hiking is off. Likely date is late June or early July.
Basic itinerary - 2 days Lucerne, 4 days Interlaken, 2 days Bern.
Day 1 - We are planning to land at Zurich early morning from Singapore. From there we are planning to take train directly to Lucerne. Keep it low in noon and go to Mt Pilatus in early evening and back. Night at Lucerne.
Day 2 - Mount Titlis and back. Night at Lucerne.
Day 3 - Roam around city (lake lucerne, old town) in morning and leave for Interlaken by late evening. Night at Interlaken. Do we need more time in Lucerne?
Day 4 - Day trip to Lauterbrunnen / Gimmelwald / Murren ? How much can I cover in a day? I want to be slow and relaxed setting than just hop towns. Whats the best place to do Paragliding? Night at Interlaken.
Day 5 - Jungfrau day trip. Night at Interlaken.
Day 6 - Free / Day trip to Grindewald. Any other must see in Interlaken? Night at Interlaken
Day 7 - Early morning train to Bern. City sightseeing.
Day 8 - Day trip to Montreux and Gruyeres. Chocolate Train. Night at Bern.
Day 9 -Direct train to Zurich Airport in afternoon.
A few broad questions
1) Given I have baby, I don't want to stay at more than 3 places. Are Lucerne, Interlaken and Bern best options?
2) I am skipping Zermatt because there seems to be not much to do except Matterhorn and I don't want to add another city to stay over
3) How convenient is above itinerary with a one year old baby? Should we take any precautions?
4) Any particular place which I missed out and possible with above itinerary? Anything to replace?
Thanks for all your help.