Itinerary for 4 or 5 nights in Switzerland

Itinerary for 4 or 5 nights in Switzerland

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umeshghai
umeshghai
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Feb 5, 2017 - 6:33 AM

Hi

I will be travelling in June with my wife, two children aged 6 and 10. My mother aged 63 will also be traveling with us. Want suggestions as to where to stay ? Have gone through various forums and almost all are suggesting Interlaken and Luzern. What are the various places that we should visit. What type of train pass that would be required. At the end of the trip will be heading to France so kindly suggest an itinerary.

Thanks in advance.....

Lucas
Lucas
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Feb 5, 2017 - 9:48 AM in reply to umeshghai

Hi umeshghai and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Interlaken and Luzern are popular due to their locations close to many mountains and outdoor activities. If that is what you are interested in then they are great options indeed. It really depends on what you want to see and do.

As for train passes, have a look at our traveling by train information page for more details on passes.
Here is a page specifically on train passes in Switzerland and another page on how to choose the best train pass.

I hope this helps get you started. Let me know if you have further questions.

Lucas

Last modified on Feb 5, 2017 - 9:49 AM by Lucas
umeshghai
umeshghai
3 posts
new member
Feb 5, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Please suggest a full itinerary so that we all can experience best of Switzerland....

Arno
Arno
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Feb 5, 2017 - 8:59 PM in reply to umeshghai

Hi umeshghai,

Lucas helped you to get started. The rest is up to you; it's your holiday! The planning page might be helpful too. Once you have a plan we can help with more detailed questions.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4486 posts
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Feb 6, 2017 - 12:11 AM in reply to umeshghai

Hi umeshghai-

June can be a good time of year to travel in Switzerland. In some areas at high altitude, it is still the tail end of winter. In the lower areas it is spring, and perhaps even early summer in late June. Although you probably will not be hiking with your 63 year old mother, perhaps she is athletic and would like to get on the trail. Look carefully at altitude if you want to walk in the high Alps ( above 2000 meters). The various transport systems in the mountains will generally be running, but a few hotels and restaurants will not be open until mid-June. The time before early June is often a time when hotels and cableways take a break to do repairs and maintenance. Then, various places open up during June.

www.myswissalps.com/be sttimetovisit

<<"Please suggest a full itinerary so that we all can experience best of Switzerland....">>

When in June are you visiting Switzerland? For four or five nights, it is important to know what specific interests and activities you might consider or enjoy. That can help guide you. To "experience" the "best" could take weeks or months......or a considerably shorter time if "experience" means to take a quick look and get back on the train. "Best" depends very much on your interests and is a very personal definition.

General advice for early June would emphasize areas at lower altitudes ( around 400 to 500 meters), such as Luzern, Montreux...By the end of June, an emphasis on the Jungfrau region at high altitudes ( Lauterbrunnen at about 700 meters, Wengen at about 1300 meters) or higher locations at 2000 or more meters would be more comfortable. Actually, Lauterbrunnen is well into Spring during May. Altitude matters.

www.myswissalps.com/be rneseoberland

www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion

In addition to the links for Luzern and Interlaken provided by Lucas, here is one for Montreux:

www.myswissalps.com/mo ntreux

Once you suggest a possible itinerary, we can comment and help you refine it.

We will use the timetable to learn about travel times:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Slowpoke

Last modified on Feb 6, 2017 - 12:13 AM by Slowpoke
Snowman
Snowman
85 posts
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Feb 6, 2017 - 9:53 AM in reply to Slowpoke

< you probably will not be hiking with your 63 year old mother >

Hi Slowpoke

That ain't nice. I hiked the Sentiero Roma at 66. Oh, that's in Italy.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4486 posts
expert
Feb 7, 2017 - 2:43 AM in reply to Snowman

Hi Snowman-

Everyone in Switzerland knows that old Swiss never die. They just put on their boots and hike up the sides of tall mountains.

Did not realize that you were old.

Slowpoke

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