Hi all, this will be my 2nd trip to Switzerland. went on a package tour in 2010 October. Now, i will be on free & easy and in mid Nov for 10 days (10-19 nov). Know nov is not really a good time to visit and i have explored other options in Europe but finally still decided on Switzerland.
Have been spending whatever time i can in front of computer admist my busy wk schedule and sickness (falling sick as too stressful as such of last minute planning).
Now i hope some of the kind souls here can help to reduce the time i need to dig through the tons of notes and websites and help me make up my mind so that i can get another great trip in a not so good month.
I have been to Mt Titlis, Bern, Jungfrau, Lucern, Interlaken, Chillon castle and Zermatt in my previous trip. A mad rush trip then with 1 day at each place.
For this 2nd trip, I know i want to return to Zermatt and probably on a 2-3 nights stay. I did not get to go up to Gornergrat Ridge and do the cablecar ride then. so it's a must this time round. wanted to experience the igloo village too. do you think 2 nights stay is good enough or i should do 3 nights in order to not hv regrets again?
Other than Zermatt, i cannot make up my mind where i should base and where i should go. I am greedy and it seems so short for 10 days in switzerland. Wanted to try some of the renowned scenic train rides too, but i just do not have enough time to do everything. What would you suggest in November? golden pass? Wilhelm tell? Bernina Express? arghh..... thought i should go lugano area since I have not traveled there yet.
St Moritz. is charming too. I believe it will be on the way to Lugano?
However, my partner traveling with me hv not been to switzerland and if i m to dictate going Lugano and St Moritz by Bernina Express, will it still be what a first timer should experience and prioritize?
Is there any possibility of squeezing in (1) Lucerne/ Interlaken with visit to either titlis or rigi? if this is possible which one wd be a better choice in Nov? (2) and also going to Montreux for Chillon?
I also hope to have a night in one of wellness hotel with scenery & hotspring but hope to do this on a budget. any recommendation?
Last question, with so many mountains on the list, i guess it's okay to miss Jungfrau (thinking of my partner...)? or jungfrau shoud be top on the list? which one is the best in nov?
Oh boy, i really ask many questions. coz i need to book the air tickets asap and wanted to see whether i should end off the trip at zurich (the arrival pt) or i shd fly back fr Geneva.
Look forward to responses soon! Thanks!!
by way, i went to Austria last year and simply love the lake areas. esp hall statt and obertraun.