Feb 8, 2012 - 7:03 AM
Thank you for your comments.
We've refined our plans and now our itinerary looks like this
D1 - Arrive Zurich in the morning. City sigfhtseeing
D2 - Day trip to Mt Pilatus
D3 - Day trip to Lucern
D4 - Day trip visit Lichtenstein and Maienfeld (Heidiland)
D5 - Travel from Zurich to Spiez in the morning, cruise on lake Thun and wander through towns
D6 - Visit Interlaken, Grindewald
D7 - Junfraujoch
D8 - Spiez, Lake Brienze and Ballenbery open air museum
D9 - Travel to Bern, spend day sightseeing in city
D10- Travel to Geneva in the morning, sightseeing
D11- Visit CERN in the morning, then Chillon Castle and Montreux in the afternoon
D12 - Train to Montreux to catch Chocolate train for day
D13 - Day trip from Geneva to Chamonix/Mt Blanc?
D14 - Fly out from Geneva
Is this a do-able itinerary? We've tried to provide some contingency time to allow for bad weather (we will be travelling in September). For example Days 2-4 are interchangable.
We looked at a day tour to Heidiland and Lichtenstein, but it seemed quite rushed. We have found that we can catch a train to both places which would give us more time to look around. Do you know much aboiut Heidiland? If we catch a train to Maienfeld, is there a bus or some way to look around and visit?
I've heard about an Ice Hotel, but I can't seem to find where it was. Is there anything you can recommend?
Also, do you know if it will be Ice Hockey season? Whats the best way to get tickets if so?
I know Chamonic/Mt Blanc is over the border, but do you have any thoughts/recommendations of how we might visit for a day trip?
Thank you so much for your time. Your help is really appreciated. SO excited to be planning this trip!