Itinerary for winter honeymoon in Switzerland

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Feb 5, 2018 - 1:55 AM

Dear all, we are excited to visit switzerland after our thailand wedding, but very last minute planning.

Please advice if the following itinary makes sense. the only thing solid in our itinary is we are skiing in zermatt.

Sunday - arrive Zurich 6am, should we go to Lucerne or Grindelwald? (we have 3 days to spare before we go to zermatt skiing on Wednesday) - then take the glacier express to zermatt.

Wednesday- Monday : Zermatt.

Monday onwards we have another week. we would like to be in italy or another country, but would not like too long a travelling time.

Monday - travel from zermatt to bernina express and arrive in Tirano (is this worth it?)

Tuesday - travel to Milan or venice? is there a good route?

Friday- return to Zurich.

Sunday- fly off :)

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Feb 5, 2018 - 5:00 AM in reply to Janehao

Hello Jane and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Congratulations. Switzerland is a great choice for a honeymoon.

When exactly are you travelling.

Lucerne is a city, Grindelwald is a village in the Jungrau Region amongst the Alps. So I guess it depends on what you are looking for.

If the Alps is your preference then consider Wengen as an alternative, more romantic, setting.

Getting to Zermatt you will only travel on a short leg of the Glacier Express route so it is better to use regular trains rather than try to fit in with the limited journeys of the actual Glacier Express.

People normally travel from Zermatt to Chur or St Moritz on the Glacier Express and stay overnight in one of those places before catching the Bernina Express the next day. You can't do the trip from Zermatt to Tirano in one day on those trains. Both those "Express" trains require reservations.

You can use the Swiss Train Timetable ( metable) to plan your travel and figure out how long it will take to get from one place to the next. If you haven’t used it before it will pay to read the instructions on that page before delving into the timetable.

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