My husband and I will spend our winter holidays in the Alps (New Year to mid January/2019) and would like some counseling regarding our itinerary.
I know it’s still far, but since we’re coming from Brazil, we need to schedule it with a lot of advance. :)
Hope you can send us your comments and feel free to suggest any other schedule you might think it’s more interesting.
We’ll be arriving in Italy (Milano) and our plans are as follows:
29/12 to 31/12 – Milano, Italy
31/12/18 – Take a bus from Milano to Chamonix Mont Blanc
31/12 to 03/01 – Chamonix Mont Blanc (snowboarding, sightseeing, etc)
03/01 - Annecy, France.
04/01 to 07/01 – Lausanne (we have family in Lausanne, so we plan on visiting them and seeing some other places nearby).
07/01 to 12/01 – Grindelwald – We’ve chosen Grindelwald as base and would like to explore the Jungfrau region (Top of Europe) as well as snowboard a day or two. At first, we thought about staying in Interlaken, but we’ve read that Grindelwald is a better option.
12/01 to 14/01 – Lucerne/Bern/Zurich (still not sure how we’ll manage these days)
14/01 to 17/01 – Lugano and Ticino region (this is a place we would very like to know, as we have plans on moving there in the future. That’s why we have included in our schedule. Also, we need to return to Italy anyways).
Please, feel free to add any comments. We’re still very open on changing this schedule.
Also, if you have any tips of places not to miss, we’re all ears. :)
Our main doubts:
1) Is it worth going to Annecy in January? Or is it too out of schedule, considering that we’ll be in Chamonix and next stop is Lausanne?
2) Is 5 nights enough time for the Jungfrau region? Do you believe it’s worth staying 1 night in Interlaken to see the lakes before heading up to Grindelwald?
3) What is the best way from Grindelwald to Lucerne. Any scenic rail options?
4) And from Lucerne to Lugano?
Thanks a lot!