Zurich, Zermatt, Bernese Oberland in March 2020

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Courtney
Courtney
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Oct 17, 2019 - 2:23 AM

Hi everyone. My friend and I (we are both in our early thirties) are planning to visit Switzerland and Austria in March 2020. It will be our first time there. We will likely spend 4 days in Switzerland and 4 days in Austria. I've read through a bunch of forum threads and am thinking that visiting Zermatt and Wengen may be the best best for a 4-day trip, given travel time.

I read in a previous thread that one possible travel route would be Zurich to Zermatt to Bernese Oberland.

Does anyone have suggestions as to the best way to utilize our time during these 4 days of travel? We would really like to see the Matterhorn, experience great cuisine, and possibly paraglide in Zermatt, followed by visiting Jungfrau and Kleine Schidegg in Wengen.

Any help and information would be greatly appreciated. If you have any tips or recommendations on how best to make the most of our 4 days in Switzerland, I'd greatly appreciate it. Please include any attractions, restaurants and/or activities that are a must-try in March. We were also thinking of booking a guided tour in Zermatt and Wengen, but wanted some feedback around this.

Thanks so much!

Suzanne
Suzanne
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Oct 17, 2019 - 7:10 AM

Hello Courtney,

Welcome to MySwissAlps!

I will attach some links to help guide and give you inspiration for your Switzerland trip:

I have listed a link for various activities for your 4 day stay:

I have included a link to culinary tours that is fun to do. In terms of restaurants, there is so many and it all depends on personal tastes. The only thing I must say is I love the cheese products in Switzerland, this includes: chocolate, cheese, and yogurt. Be sure to try some of that while you are here and grab a loaf of bread from any of the bakeries and have yourself a little picnic, you can't go wrong with that!

www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/culinarytours

I wish you happy planning!

Best regards,

Suzanne

Last modified on Oct 17, 2019 - 3:40 PM by Annika
Annika
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Oct 17, 2019 - 3:42 PM in reply to Courtney

Hi Courtney! In addition to Suzanne's helpful links, I'd recommend to look into rail passes once your plans are more or less finalized: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass. A 4 day Swiss Travel Pass seems to be a good fit: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass.

Courtney
Courtney
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Oct 17, 2019 - 8:22 PM in reply to Suzanne

Hi Suzanne. Thanks so much for the helpful links! Our itinerary is unfolding nicely. I think we'll do something like the following:

Day 1: Arrive at Zurich airport. Rail transfer to Zermatt. Stay overnight in Zermatt.

**any suggestions on great restaurants and local attractions we can visit on this first night?

Day 2: Venture to Klein Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Come back to Zermatt. Stay overnight in Zermatt.

**any suggestions on great saunas/spas, restaurants and activities we should hit in Zermatt? This will be our last night here.

Day 3: Rail to Wengen. Explore Wengen. Stay overnight in Wengen.

**any suggestions on must-visit places here?

Day 4: Venture to Jungfrau. Excursion to Kleine Scheidegg.

**suggestions on the best route to take for this?

I'd greatly appreciate any help filling in the travel paths to get from location to location, in addition to any suggestions about must-try restaurants, must-do activities, etc. etc.

Thanks so much!

Anna
Anna
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Oct 18, 2019 - 5:42 AM

Hi Courtney,

Glad to know your itinerary is coming along nicely. You can refine your research by using the links below:
Activities to do in Zermatt: www.myswissalps.com/ze rmatt/activities
Activities to do in Wengen: www.myswissalps.com/we ngen/activities

In Zermatt, if you fancy a luxurious spa package, I suggest visiting the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. The 4-star Hotel Walliserhof also has a sauna and wellness centre. Both hotels offer good fine and casual dining options.

For your planned trip to the Jungfrau and Kleine Scheidegg, the following link may be useful. Just to let you know, in March the most popular mountain excursions in the Jungfrau region would be snow-related.
Jungfraujoch: www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/gettingther e

Kind regards,
Anna

Last modified on Oct 18, 2019 - 6:03 PM by Annika
1960man
1960man
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Oct 18, 2019 - 11:21 PM in reply to Courtney

Where are you originating from? I ask this because I'm wondering if you are fixed to arriving in Zurich, because your itinerary might be more 'streamlined' west to east if you fly into Geneva so starting at the western extremity of Switzerland and finished at the eastern extremity (Austria)

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Oct 19, 2019 - 12:18 AM in reply to Courtney

Hi Courtney -

<<"Day 4: Venture to Jungfrau. Excursion to Kleine Scheidegg.">>

Anna gave directions via links, but to be clear, this map will help:

map.search.ch/?pos=641904,156528&z=32

www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch

Slowpoke.

Last modified on Oct 19, 2019 - 12:25 AM by Slowpoke

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