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Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Oct 15, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Greetings from Los Angeles! We just returned from a 4 day visit to the Bernese Oberland. We loved Switzerland so much that we have booked our flights to Zurich for June, 2016. We arrive in Zurich on June 11 and return on June 19th. Thank you Arno, Annika and Slowpoke for all your help with our last trip. Please suggest an itinerary for our trip in June. We love scenic train rides, easy hikes and the mountains. Since we have visited the Bernese Oberland, we would like to visit another part of the country. Thank you for this amazing website!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
7545 posts
expert
Oct 15, 2015 - 11:42 PM in reply to Travelbug53

Nice to see you back,travlbug -

<<"We loved Switzerland so much that we have booked our flights to Zurich for June, 2016. We arrive in Zurich on June 11 and return on June 19th.">>

Somehow, I am not surprised. My only surprise is that you booked such a short trip...;-)...jet lag will take a few days off the ability to experience the best of the trip... If you are like me, that is.

;-)

I d/o not recall your specific interests ... hiking, trains....??? A refresher would help.

Late June is Spring. You are coming in at the beginning of te summer season, so most but not all services (lifts, for example) may not be working.

There are approximately 2,333 (+/- 3,000) interesting places to visit in Switzerland.

What do you like?

Slowpoke.

Travelbug53
Travelbug53
64 posts
active member
Oct 17, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Thank you for your response Slowpoke. We are interested in Rhine Falls, Glacier Express, Bermina Express, The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Lugano (1 night in Como). I appreciate your feedback.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
7545 posts
expert
Oct 17, 2015 - 7:58 PM in reply to Travelbug53

Hi Travelbug-

I don't know what time your plane from LA ( or wherever) arrivesin Zürich, but you might consider the visit to the Rhine Falls as a way to fill a "jet lag" afternoon on your first day.

They are certainly impressive, but don't have the vertical drop of the falls at Niagara...either Canadian or American.

Here are some first thoughts about the Ticino.

Lugano has a lot of options....we enjoyed the short walk to Gandria, and the lake boat ride. Morcote is quite nice, too. It might not seem obvious, but the "Border Police/Customs Museum" is definitely worth a stop on the lake boat ride. Get off one, catch another later.

www.myswitzerland.com/ en/swiss-customs-museum.html

www.afd.admin.ch/publi cdb/newdb/zollmuseum/e n/

www.myswissalps.com/be rninaexpress

We've been to Lugano once. We have been back to Locarno several times, even though it is smaller. The Madonna del Sasso church always gets a visit from us. Nice funicular.

www.myswissalps.com/ma donnadelsasso

www.ticino.ch/en/commo ns/details/Funicolare-Locarno-Madonna-del-Sasso/992.html

And, the train to Domodossola - throught the Val di Centovalli - is worth a detour. Even if the initials of the Italian name for the railroad is FART.

www.myswissalps.com/ce ntovalli

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Domodossola%E2%80%93Lo carno_railway

Slowpoke

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