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Two weeks in Switzerland- itinerary ideas please

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Two weeks in Switzerland- itinerary ideas please

First time visit to Switzerland planned for August 2011 for 2 weeks. We like trains, walking, sightseeing and dining out and prefer to stay in smaller hotels/guest houses. Considering a 2/3 town stay. Any suggestions welcome please?

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1. Re: Two weeks in Switzerland- itinerary ideas please

Hi,

Here's a thread to start you off on your planning:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g188045-i336-k3104…

With two weeks, I think I'd fancy two or three contrasting bases - perhaps mountain village, lakeside and urban. There are lots of options for these. Where will you be flying/arriving into and leaving from?

Farnborough, United...
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2. Re: Two weeks in Switzerland- itinerary ideas please

Hi,

We will be flying into Zurich and can return from either Zurich or Geneva.

London
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3. Re: Two weeks in Switzerland- itinerary ideas please

Given its proximity to Zurich, a logical option for one base might be Lucerne. Take a look at the thread I linked to above and the www.myswitzerland site, to see what tickles your fancy. Many people love the Bernese Oberland area, whilst others like to go to the Valais. There are many, many options, and we all have our own favourites, so do have a look about and see what you think.

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4. Re: Two weeks in Switzerland- itinerary ideas please

Thank you for your reply and link to the myswitzerland site which we found useful. We have changed our plans based on what we like doing in each area and will probably do 4 towns depending on train connections between each. We can extend our stay to over 2 weeks. We do like the Bernese Oberland area and think perhaps Lucerne (3 nights) but are undecided on either Grindelwald, Wengen or Murren for the next 5 nights. Zermatt for 4 nights and Villars and/or Berne 4 nights. Time spent at each town is approx at present.

In theory we like this plan but its the practicalities of train travel in between each destination that we are now looking into. Thanks again. Gill.

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5. Re: Two weeks in Switzerland- itinerary ideas please

Many people like Wengen or Murren as they are car free villages - you can't really go wrong with either, and both seem to have an equal number of dedicated fans. Given that you have probably at least two mountain bases in addition to lakeside Lucerne, then Bern might fit the bill for another urban stop off. It's a great place. Do remember that even though your holiday seems long (and two weeks is a good length of trip), each time you move base, you will lose half a day to a day. www.rail.ch will help you with your movement plans, but do feel free to ask here about any scenic etc options for your journeys. Some times there are less obvious interesting options for travel.

Greece
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6. Re: Two weeks in Switzerland- itinerary ideas please

It would be a pitty to visit Switzerland and miss Muerren / Wengen / Jungfraujoch. It is a unique place ....

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