Jul 7, 2017 - 11:37 PM
Hello. My family and I are scheduling a trip to Switzerland from New York and were planning on 10 days in August. We just learned that we will have to shorten our trip due to conflicts and I want to make sure that we still make the most of it. Our family consists of my husband and I and our two boys - 12 & 17. We're primary interested in nature and hiking and experiencing the beauty of Switzerland (esp the alps) along with enjoying some fun activities. We also planned to visit one or two museums in Zurich, as my 17 year old loves science. We probably need to shorten our itinerary by 3 days, down to a week. Any thoughts?
The original itinerary was as follows:
August 10th (arrive in Zurich, overnight 10th and 11th (vist to Tecnorama Science Museum of Electricity and old town)
August 12th - 14th Interlaken (trip to Jungrujoch, Canyoning. Maybe visit: Grindelwald? Murren? Schilthorn?)
August 15 - 16 Zermatt (trip to Matterhorn)
August 17 - 19 Lucerne (Chapel Bridge , Mt Rigi and Mt. Pilates. Thinking of taking the boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. The cogwheel train to the Pilatus. Then take the cable car down to Fräkmüntegg and check out the adventure park)
August 20th Flight home to New York
I was also curious about accommodations. I see that there is a link to hotels. I was hoping to use Marriott and Starwood properties (I have some points stored up) in Zurich and Lucern, but I don't know how centrally located they are - or how close to the train stations.
Thank you for any advice that you can provide.