Honeymoon suggestions for 8 day Swiss trip

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May 15, 2018 - 1:30 AM

Hi everyone,

For our honeymoon, my will-be husband and I are flying into Switzerland from Canada for 8 days, followed by a week in Croatia. As we have been busy planning our wedding that we unfortunately haven't been able to devote the amount of time required to plan a well structured itinerary in Switzerland. We have booked accommodations for the following dates & locations and would appreciate any and all advice on how to spend our time in each places and also the best train route to get between each point (we plan on buying the 8 day Swiss Travel Pass). We are both relatively active and welcome hikes and sightseeing, as well as some easier low key activities to relax.

June 11 - June 13: Zurich (Our flights lands in Zurich at 7:50am)

June 13 - Jun 16: Interlaken

June 16 - June 18: Zermatt

June 18 - June 19: Geneva

June 19: Evening flight out of Geneva

Any suggestions and recommendations would be greatly appreciated as we are fast approaching our wedding, and honeymoon! My apologies for not devoting the time we should have in planning this, the time sort of snuck up on us!

Thank you!

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May 15, 2018 - 8:29 AM in reply to ShannonG

Hi Shannon,

We have a lot of information on our website. Please have a look at the following pages:

The Swiss railways timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) will be your friend when planning your trips.

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May 15, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Hi Shannon

I believe most of the regular contributors to this forum would recommend staying in Wengen or maybe Murren instead of

. They are car free and the scenery much superior. We really liked the Beausite Park Hotel in Wengen (#1 rated by TripAdviser users).

The hiking around Wengen is superb. I suspect your first day there you won't feel like doing too much after a 9 hr flight, customs , and a 4 hr train ride (probably change trains in Bern,Interlaken Ost, And Lauterbrunnen if you stay in Wengen.

However, for the 2 full days in area you may consider these hikes. Take the cable car from Wengen to Mannlichen then walk to Kleine Scheidegg, about 1:45 hrs. Lunch at KS where there are several restaurants . Most all the restaurants in the area have outside seating for nice weather and inside if the weather is cold or wet. You can then continue uphill to Eigergletscher another 45 min-1hr walk. You will be walking strait toward the Eiger and Monch. see att photos. To save your knees consider the short train ride back down to KS. From there you can take the train back to Wengen or hike partway back. The trail parallels the tracts and the walk from KS to the first stop ,Wengernalp, takes about an hour (an easy down hill trail with Jungfrau on your left). This can all be done at a leisurely pace and get you back to Wengen by mid afternoon. The scenery is spectacular .

Another option for the next day consider hiking from First to Bachalpsee. a wide easy trail (about an hour) then continue left and downhill toward Waldspitz where you can eat lunch at outside restaurant wit great views of the mountains. From Waldspitz you can hike down to Bort and take cable car down to Grindelwald or take a different route back to First. Total walking time 2:30 -3:00 hrs. Again great scenery , see att photos.

Other good hiking options are Grosse Scheidegg, Eiger trail, Schynige Platte, Lauterbrunnen valley. If the weather is overcast or cloudy the Lauterbrunnen valley walk is a good option as is a cruise on Brienzersee or Thunersee. But keep in mind the weather can change quickly. It may be cloudy in the morning and clear by afternoon or vise versa.

In Zermatt, we really liked staying at the Riffelalp Hotel. It is high end and a splurge but overlooks down on Zermatt and has great views of the Matterhorn from the rooms. We especially liked the hike from Riffelalp to Riffelsee and the Gornergletscher lookout. See photo.

Last the higher trails should be clear by the last half of June but if the is a heavy late snow some may be impassable so you may have to be flexible.

Hope this is helpful Mark

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May 16, 2018 - 12:47 AM

Thank you very much for your responses!

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