Oct 26, 2011 - 10:03 PM
Hello - My family and I will be visiting Switzerland this coming June. Below is our proposed itinerary and I have just a few questions. We didn't want to try to cover too much ground during this trip, so we plan to limit ourselves to two base hotels - one in the Bernese Oberland and one in Zurich (we chose Zurich both for practical reasons and because we wanted to spend a little time in the city as well as in the mountains).
Day 1: Arrive Zurich early morning; head to hotel #1 in the Bernese Oberland. We are considering staying in either Interlaken or Lauterbrunnen. Would you recommend one over the other with a school-age child and for ease of getting around?
Day 2: Jungfrau region. During our time in the region, as weather permits, we'd like to do the Jungfraujoch excursion, Ballenberg open-air museum, Children's Adventure Trail and hiking in Murren, boating on Lakes Thun and Brienz and maybe seeing the castles, and possibly a day trip to Bern. Is there anything else we should be sure not to miss?
Day 3: Jungfrau region
Day 4: Jungfrau region
Day 5: Jungfrau region; head to hotel #2 in Zurich in late afternoon
Day 6: Day trip from Zurich to Luzern. We will definitely see the Museum of Transport; what other kid-friendly activities should we consider?
Day 7: Zurich (Zoo Zurich; Kunsthaus)
Day 8: Open day - possible day trip to Stein Am Rhein, Rapperswil or another nearby town
Day 9: Depart Zurich early morning
As far as transportation - I've looked into the Swiss Pass and some of the regional passes that are available, but am having trouble calculating which would be the best deal for us. Any advice in that regard would be appreciated.
Thanks so much!