I am taking a 10 day solo backpacking trip through Europe and almost have my itinerary all planned out except for where to go in Switzerland.
I'll be in Switzerland from 26/12 to 28/12.
I was hoping to go to a small town IN the Alps where I can be one with nature and see beautiful sights. I don't want to do much of anything besides maybe some calm hiking and nature walks, I don't have much money to spend on snowboarding or day trips so I really want to find a location that is simply breathtaking where I can just sit and let the world take over.
I had high hopes on Gimmelwald, however, there is not cheap enough accommodation and the hostel is booked up. I'm going to couch surf through my other destinations, however there are no couches available in Gimmelwald. I heard of sleeping on hay but am not sure how to do that?
Maybe there is another town that is as charming and beautiful as Gimmelwald that is on the way from Florence to Paris?
I have no idea where to go that will be easy to access from Florence and easy to leave from to Paris. This is my first time in Europe and first time using the rail system.
I could really use some advice on where to go in Switzerland and also how to travel from Rome-Florence-Switzerland-Paris. Do I need a rail pass or do I just buy tickets? Where?
The less expensive the better! Thank you so much in advance.
AllyEdited: 5:48 am, October 25, 2013