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Where should we stay?

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Where should we stay?

We recently booked a trip to Switzerland for 5 days, 4 nights towards the end of this month. 2 nights out of the 4, we're staying in the Lugano area. The other 2 nights we planned on staying in Zurich but have since been told to look into more scenic places to stay by friends who have visited ( mainly ski resort areas). Our schedule looks something like this:-

Wed. Early AM - arrive @ Zurich Airport

Wed. - ____________

Thurs. - ___________

Thurs. Night - Arrive in Lugano

Fri. - Lugano

Sat. Early AM - Leave Lugano

Sat. - _____________ (could spend day in Zurich or somewhere on route to Zurich from Lugano)

Sat. Night- Arrive in Zurich

Sunday Early AM - Head home

We're a young 30s couple with a 10 month old baby ( non smoking and baby friendly areas are very important.) We are first timers to Switzerland and avid photographers. We wouldnt mind doing the cable cars if the baby is allowed. The Lugano portion of the trip is set and cannot changed too much.

I'd love to hear as many suggestions. The trains seem pretty easy but we're rather not have the little guy on a train for 3+ hours.

Cheers!!

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1. Re: Where should we stay?

Hi there,

Lucerne indeed seems vastly superior to Zurich as a real Swiss touristy place. About as easy reached from/to Lugano, only an hour or so from Zurich, but you're still in the Alps and that helps a lot for tourist experience. Lots of cable cars, no problems for babies and prams there.

So that's good for Wed and Thu. As for Saturday, Zurich is not bad for one extra day; better not too much switching of bases with a little one.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Where should we stay?

Here's a thread that you might find useful about things to do in Lugano:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g188095-i739-k3069…

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3. Re: Where should we stay?

keezii

There is currently a blockage of the Gotthard rail line between Zurich and Lugano caused by a rockfall. Your journey will take longer and there is a replacement bus service between Flüelen and Göschenen. You can more information at :- www.sbb.ch/en/home.html

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4. Re: Where should we stay?

Hi keezil

If you look at www.sbb.ch/en the change to the bus swissaholic means is shown in the itinary. You need about one hour more time to go to Lugano then normally.

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