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Seeking advice on a two-week trip through Switzerland

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Seeking advice on a two-week trip through Switzerland

Hello,

My husband and I are planning our trip to Switzerland, we have 2 weeks in total and we are planning to go end of September and beginning of October. I would love some advice on our trip having in mind that we like sight seeing - mainly nature and we are going to have access to a car.

Here are the places we are planning to go staring at Basel, please advice if we are missing something important.

Day 1: Basel

Day 2: Deinkick Langenbruck - ( for activities), Bern Town and Montreux ( expend the night there or near by)

Day 3: Lausane, Geneva and Col du Pillon (Glacier 3000 - Pick walk by Tisson)

Day 4 Wengen fungfraud

Day 5: Wengen Lauterbrunnen

Day 6: Grindelwald

Day 7: Mount Pilatus

Day 8: Lucerne

Day 9: Disentis ( short glacier express train ride)

Day 10: back to Basel

Is there anything to do farther south and west besides skiing?

thanks in advance

Andrea

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1. Re: Seeking advice on a two-week trip through Switzerland

Day 3 - are you going to stay over night in Montreux? Makes sense...moving hotels takes a lot of time out of your sightseeing day. BUT - if you are driving leave the car in a garage and take the train. Spend the day in Geneva, which is at the opposite end of the lake from Montreux. Skip lausanne which is hard to navigate for first timers anyway. Reason I say leave the car behind is that the authorities in Geneva and to some extent Lausanne do not want people driving there and make life very difficult for motorists including judicious use of traffic lights to slow everything down... plus parking is very very expensive and hard to find. For sightseeing in Geneva, train from Montreux and then walk. Go onto the Geneva forum page and read the article under the link "Sightseeing in Geneva" which will tell you what to see and how. Glacier 3000 does not fit into this day.

Day 4 - go to Glacier 3000 on your way to Wengen if driving. Take the A9 to Aigle, then follow signs for the Col du Pillon. Park at the top of the Col and go up to the Glacier. then down via Gstaad and Zweisimmen to Spiez and on to Wilderswil then up to Lauterbrunnen. There you have to park the car because you cannot drive to Wengen.

Day 6 - Grindelwald - go by train from Wengen via Kleine Scheidegg. Very pretty train ride.

Day 7 & 8 - assume you will stay in Luzern. Again you will have to park the car and take local transport or walk

Day 9 - How are you going to fit the Glacier Express into this? Doesn't make sense to drive to Disentis from Luzern. What you could do is take a train to Göschenen, change for Andermatt and take the GEX Andermatt to Chur, then train back to Luzern. The best stretch of the entire GEX is between Andermatt and Chur anyway...

There is an AMAZING amount of things to do in southern and western Switzerland. You are ignoring the entire canton of Ticino, and the Valais Alps! Beautiful landscapes, Italian culture in the case of the Ticino. And you have left out the east of Switzerland as well. Canton Graubunden and especially the Upper Engadin valley is gorgeous! In September/October there is not much skiing available anyway. Probably only in Zermatt...

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