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Visiting for three weeks with family - suggestions please!

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Visiting for three weeks with family - suggestions please!

Planning to visit Switzerland end of this June for three weeks with kids (family of four – two kids ages 9 and 6).

Never been to Swiss before so not sure where to start. We want to spend more time outside big cities with lots of scenery, alps, walking, bit of hiking - at the same time cable car, train rides, lake cruises etc. We plan to spend the time across three-ish different places giving roughly a week each to explore. How long is enough for Geneva to start with? I'm also into photography so while kids at their play I want to be able to snap something of nature.

Any recommendation is appreciated.

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1. Re: Visiting for three weeks with family - suggestions please!

Is there anyone on this forum?

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2. Re: Visiting for three weeks with family - suggestions please!

Yes, but sometimes we are not all able to answer quickly.

With three week, you have lots of nice options. You might want a lakeside base, then a mountain base and finally a city base. If you are flying into Geneva, then Vevey might be a nice first base. It's quite family friendly with playgrounds, an outdoor pool, museums and good public transport options to Montreux.

You could then head into the high mountains. Zermatt is one famous option with plenty to do.

Great city bases include Basel and Been.

Edited: 28 May 2012, 13:19
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3. Re: Visiting for three weeks with family - suggestions please!

Thank you for the suggestion - really appreciate.

I'm planning to spend first few days exploring Geneva and then through Goldenpass train travelling from Montreux to Lucerne where another week can be spent (still need to decided where exactly to stay there).

I also read about Wengen/Lauterbrunnen but not sure which is a better option Lucerne or any of the two - Wengen/Lauterbrunnen?

For the third week I'm still not sure someone suggested Lugano and surrounding areas - any recommendation?

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4. Re: Visiting for three weeks with family - suggestions please!

Lucerne is on a lake with easy access to local mountains. Wengen, Murren and Lauterbrunnen are villages up in the mountains in the Bernese Overland. Either would be nice options. However, staying in a mountain village would be a nice contrast to Geneva. Take a look at www.myjungfrau.com for ideas.

Hopefully others will chip in with ideas.

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5. Re: Visiting for three weeks with family - suggestions please!

Brilliant - thank you so much for the info on this.

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