I am so excited to have found this site. :) What a wonderful resource for trip planning.
I would love to get some advice on my proposed itinerary for this coming April for Easter break 11th - 19th. It is myself my husband and our son who will be 17. I have a bit of a plan ... then it all gets fuzzy in my head. Lol
Arrive Zürich morning of 4/11. The first night we plan to stay overnight in Zürich...it is a Saturday night, we can recoup from the long flight, do a little sightseeing, shop, eat a good meal and sleep well. The next morning rent a car and be on our way at our leisure. (Can you rent cars on Easter Sunday ! )
Drive... head to Colmar France. We want to make a quick France stop to visit a winery and see the Colmar and Stroudsburg area for two nights. The area looks picture-perfect and it is only a 2 1/2 hour drive... Plus it gives us an opportunity to take a scenic drive and explore.
This isn’t a France board so I won’t ask for recommendations here.
TUES- Back into Switzerland... perhaps to Basel to drop the Car and board a Train? Is this a good place to board a train .... I’d love some scenic views...
Sooo big dilemma now .... where do I go..... I have 3 full days left...
Original thought was take train at Basel and do the Interlaken area...staying possibly Lauterbrunnen or Muren.. but is it true the town is closed mostly in April ?? We would arrive the week after Easter.
BTW We are not Skiers .. we love a good hike, snow tubing and but are more mild adventure seekers. Would love to see Glaciers, waterfalls etc.
Another thought would be the Lucerne area.. but we kinda want to feel immersed in the Alps... I read it’s more like a valley and greenery here..
We are open to other options... but these two destinations came up on my radar and from my research seem like places we shouldn’t miss.
I technically could also reverse the plan around and goto Interlaken area first by train from Zürich if this makes sense with Easter.... but it seemed France first was a little easier with car... now I’m not sure if Easter will interfere.
SAT - We fly out Sunday from Zurich so need to be back there by Saturday night.
Thanks so much for any thoughts... my mind feels kinda dizzy with ideas. 8)