Nov 22, 2017 - 5:49 AM
We are travelling to Switzerland in June/July 2018 (2 adults in their late 50's and 2 adults in their early 30's )and so far this is the plan. Arrive Zurich and take the train to Lucerne for 3 1/2 days, the train to Grindelwald for 3 1/2 days, then train to Vevey for 3 1/2 days, then Zermatt by train for 2 1/2 days, then train to Basel for overnight stay and leaving the next morning to fly to Cinque Terre (Pisa). I have now got an extra day as we plan to fly the night before, where would you add this?
We want to go some alpine walks, see spectacular mountain scenery, cows with their bells, enjoy some time sitting having a drink watching the world go by. In Lucern, one day to go to Mt Rigi (included in the Swiss Pass) In Grindelwald, go some walks (not too long or challenging, do the First walk and First Flyer, go up to the Jungfraujoch, visit maybe Wengen/Murren etc, have time to smell the roses (or Alpine flowers!) Then in Vevey, take the train to Gruyeres, walk the Chemin Fleuri In Montreux to the castle, spend an afternoon on a wine tour of the Lavaux Wine region. In Zermatt, see the Matterhorn from the Gornergratbahn and do the lake walk. Our main reason for choosing Switzerland is for the scenery and outdoors.
So.....the only other thing I would like to fit in is an afternoon in Bern? and would like to know where you think we should add an extra day? We will have the Swiss Pass for the complete stay.
Thanks in advance for your ideas!