May 29, 2018 - 1:35 AM
My wife and I will be visiting Switzerland Aug 29 to Sept 6, arriving and departing from Zurich.We have started our itinerary but are looking for comments from the experts on this forum. We enjoy medium effort hiking and seeing the sights, maybe only 1 or 2 museums, no bars, alcohol or casinos but some good restaurants, cheese and chocolate. Here are the few questions we have:
- Would you replace Lugano with any of the areas in our itinerary?How would you rearrange our itinerary to see Lugano?
- Recommendations on the best areas for chocolate. Zurich? Bern? Lucerne?
- I am having a hard time adding up the cost of point-to-point travel. Based on the itinerary below, any recommendations on rail passes?
Aug 29 - Arr. 9:00, Transfer from Airport to Lucerne - weather permitting, see Mt. Rigi or Pilatus or see the city. Spend night in Lucerne
Aug 30 - Lucerne - more time to see the city, transfer to Bernese Oberland region. Spend night in Interlaken/Grindelwald.
Aug 31/Sept 1 - Eiger Trail hike/gondola to Kleine Scheidegg/Grindelwald Glacier Ravine/Lauterbrunnen. Transfer on Sept 1 to Lausanne and spend night there.
Sept 2 - Lausanne - Explore the city and take a short trip to Montreux. Spend night in Lausanne.
Sept 3 - Transfer to Zurich with stop in Bern for a few hours of sightseeing. Spend night in Zurich
Sept 4/5 - Zurich, city sightseeing and time to see Waid Viewpoint or Uetliberg.
Sept 6 - Depart noon.
Thank you for reading and commenting on my post!