My wife and I were thinking of spending about 6 days in Switzerland around Easter weekend. We would fly into Zurich because of the ease of flying direct from O'Hare. We have a few questions before we get too far into planning.
1) How's the weather in March? We're from Wisconsin, so snow and cold isn't daunting but is it an obstacle to travel etc?
2) is there any concern with limited services on or around Easter?
3) We plan to travel exclusively by train. What's the breakpoint for rail passes? I can look this up elsewhere in the forum, I just thought I'd combine here if it's an easy answer.
4) We're interested in Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken/Oberland region and Zermatt. Recognizing we can't do it all in 6 days, what would the experts recommend?
As this would be 6 days away from our kid, we're first interested in relaxing, eating, walking and sightseeing. We like to hike but recognize that the weather may preclude that. It would be nice to take a gondola to a peak or two, if they're open.
I was in Switzerland about 10 years ago (Interlaken, Iseltwald, Grindelwald, Zermatt) and my folks were there recently (Zurich, Lucern, Bern). My wife has never been there, so it's all new for her.
I appreciate any advice. Thanks!