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switzerland in october for 19 nights

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switzerland in october for 19 nights

My husband and I are flying in to Zurich and want to spend about 9 nights and will hire a car for part of the trip. We want to spend 3 or 4 nights in Lauterbrunnen then maybe drive to Locarno.. or near there on the lake for maybe 2 nights and then leave the car and stay 3 nights in Zermatt. Does this a good idea? Any advice welcome please. We really want to see gorgeous scenery and not rush around. Thanks in advance.Else

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1. Re: switzerland in october for 19 nights

ooops... 9 nights!

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2. Re: switzerland in october for 19 nights

2-4 nights each in Lauterbrunnen, Locarno area and Zermatt sounds reasonable, even if only two bases would be more relaxing. However I would change the order: First Lauterbrunnen, then Zermatt and finally Locarno. Or Locarno - Zermatt - Lauterbrunnen. It's more logical this way regarding train or road connections. Second suggestion is to do all the journey by public transportation. Zermatt and most of Bernese Oberland are car-free. And the train journeys between those three destinations are very attractive - you will see more of the landscape than by driving.

Depending on the departure time of your return flight you might need to spend your last night in Zurich or close by.

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3. Re: switzerland in october for 19 nights

Thank you Oller.

Now we might go from Zurich to Bern to Lauterbrunnen ! After that we will go to Zermatt and then meet friends in Geneva. Any ideas please Oller? Can we do this without a car?

Thank you very much.Else in Australia

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4. Re: switzerland in october for 19 nights

Oh yes, it's very easy to get to all those places by public transport. You can use the excellent public transport website to plan journeys: www.rail.ch

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5. Re: switzerland in october for 19 nights

Sure, you can do this easily by train too. You could either spend a night or two in Bern or - as the fastest train connetion from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen goes through Bern aynway - just stop there for a few hours. There are lockers at the train station for your luggage.

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6. Re: switzerland in october for 19 nights

Thank you oller and NorthWestLondoner. This advice is really helpful! Cheers!

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