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Jan 13, 2017 - 10:01 AM


we are a family of 13 adult (6 in age group of 55-60 rest all young) and 2 children and planning to visit Switzerland in June 2017 from the 6th to 15th.

I m preparing a allocation of days for our 10 days vacation. With stay at Interlaken (it was a family decision to stay only at Interlaken for 9 days).
In this post i will request your suggestion only to help me in allocation of days. I will prepare my detailed itinerary in separate post:

day 1 : reach Interlaken by 5pm. Rest

day 2 : titlis

day 3 : zurich and rhine falls

day 4 : Jungfrau

day 5 : bern and lucerne city tour and rest

day 6 : glacier 3000

day 7 : interlaken and rest

day 8 : may be geneva

day 9 : may be zermatt and montreaux

day 10 : rest, reach zurich and flight at 10pm

i know the above is a very premature allocation. Hence i require your suggestion. Our family is more interested in exploring nature and we are not party goers etc.


Last modified on Jan 13, 2017 - 3:35 PM by Lucas
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Jan 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM in reply to Dharmesh5

Hi Dharmesh5,

If you really want to stick to exploring nature I might recommend splitting you time between Interlaken and Luzern (local German spelling). From here you can visit some of the best natural sites of Switzerland (Jungfraujoch, Mt. Titlis, Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Rigi. Take a look at the city information page for Interlaken and Luzern for more information on these areas.

If you are primarily interested in exploring nature I might skip Zurich (I don't think you are missing much if you don't see the Rhine Falls).

Bern and Luzern city tours in one day is a bit much but that's up to you - if you want to keep those to just one day on your itinerary.

I also wouldn't worry about seeing Geneva either. Perhaps go to Montreux on the Golden Pass scenic train.

Interlaken to Zermatt is a nice trip - especially if you take the Glacier Express panoramic train (change in Visp and then on to Zermatt). There are also activities in Zermatt you may like such as Klein Matterhorn and Gornergrat.

I hope this helps get you started on your planning!


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Jan 14, 2017 - 12:36 AM

Suggest your stay at two locations as there are more members with age more than 50. This is because daily going to and fro will consume travel time @4 to 6 hrs.

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expert &
Jan 14, 2017 - 10:27 AM in reply to hurpatel

Hi hurpatel, welcome to MySwissAlps and thanks for your input here! I agree with your suggestion to pick two base towns in order to reduce traveling times.

Dharmesh5: the timetable will help you plan your trips and check traveling times to and from each destination.

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Jan 14, 2017 - 4:17 PM

Thanks you all for your replies. But my cousin has already booked some place in interlaken.

lucas - i will try to alter my allocation based on ur suggetions. I had heard tat rhine falls are worth visiting.. u had a diffenrnt view. Any specific negative point? How you would have allocated the 10 days?

replies will be highly appreciated.

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expert &
Jan 14, 2017 - 4:41 PM in reply to Dharmesh5

Hi Dharmesh5,

Staying in a central town like Interlaken will work out fine because you intend to visit a lot of places across the country.

The Rhine Falls and Zurich are a long trip from Interlaken though, and not in the mountains. So it might be better to add a day of regional sightseeing instead. So far you only have planned two days near Interlaken. Whether the Rhine Falls are worth the trip is a personal decision. If you have seen bigger waterfalls around the world it might not be. You can check the Rhine Falls page to see for yourself.

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Jan 21, 2017 - 1:21 AM in reply to Dharmesh5

Hi Dharmesh5

<<" But my cousin has already booked some place in interlaken.">>

Most places will allow you to change reservations this far in advance. Interlaken is a good base, but, if you really wan to see Switzerland, your schedule permits two bases, easily.

One example might be Luzern and Interlaken.

My own views are not shared by many, but, since I have seen many waterfalls, including Niagara Falls, a visit to he Rheinfalls would not be very interesting for me. We did it once, anyway. The falls are powerful, indeed, but not very high.

Just personal opinions.


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