Mar 19, 2016 - 5:20 PM
I'm planning a 5 day/4 night trip to Switzerland in early July and would like your thoughts on whether this is feasible or over-ambitious? Is it too much travelling? I'll be coming from Venice, Italy. This would be my first time visiting Switzerland.
3 Jul Venice to Milan (overnight in Milan)
4 Jul Milan to Tirano; Tirano to St Moritz on the Bernina Express (overnight in St Moritz)
5 Jul St Moritz to Zermatt on the Glacier Express (overnight in Zermatt)
6 Jul Spend the day in Zermatt, doing the Matterhorn (overnight in Zermatt)
7 Jul Travel by train from Zermatt to Lucerne, spend the day in Lucerne (overnight in Lucerne)
8 Jul Travel by train from Lucerne to Zurich airport (3.25pm flight)
I'm considering the above itinerary as we would like to take at least one scenic train journey, and would also like to see the mountains.
I'm actually quite torn between the Matterhorn and Jungfraujoch since both are famously gorgeous, but decided to go with the Matterhorn since it seems to fit better into the itinerary.
Should I just drop the Matterhorn and hence Zermatt, and instead just head to Lucerne from St Moritz, and spend three nights in Lucerne, which I can also use as a base to visit Jungfraujoch in a day trip?
Or is my proposed itinerary a better option?
Would appreciate any comments and suggestions you might have. Thanks!