May 14, 2018 - 11:03 AM
Greetings from India.
I will be visting Switzerland from 7th August (will land at Zurich airport by 9am) to 14 August. (8 nights) along with me wife.
I need to take a train to Paris on 15 August. Based on research it seems Laussane, Basel or Geneva are the best places to take trains from (as these towns have direct connection).
We are very keen to explore the natural beauty (major part) of Switzerland plus towns. We will be travelling to Europe for the first time (heading to Amsterdam first)
For my total 8 nights in Switzerland, till now I have finalised Mount Titlis+ Lucerne, Jungfraujoch and Zurich (3 days, one day each). I plan to explore more of Bernese - Oberland area (other than Junfraujoch) and Montreux. Not sure whether to do The Matterhorn or not.
a) Could you please suggest how much more days should i spend in exploring Bernese Oberland area and any suggested places or itineraries to visit. Also, interested to do easy to medium level hikes.
b) What base should i keep for Switzerland? My friends suggested to keep base as Interlaken as it is centrally located and transport hub to get to other places.
I am planning to keep two bases - one in Bernese Oberland area and one in Lausanne (since i need to travel to Paris, and Montreux is nearby)
c) I researched on tripadvisor forums and found that keeping base in Grindelwald/Murren/Lauterbrunnen is good to explore nature. However, we are vegetarians (do not eat egg as well). So which town/village would be good to stay which has good facilities, supermarkets and restaurants (where i can find decent veg food, with reasonable price)?
d) suggestions for clothing?
e) Suggestions for decent hotels, apartments, hostels? will be out for the whole day, hence don't want to spend on luxury but want reasonably priced decent accommodation with good options for Vegetarian breakfast.
Thanks in advance,