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Brainstorming for Switzerland for Feb 2018

Singapore, Singapore
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Brainstorming for Switzerland for Feb 2018

Hi! There are 5 of us, including our 2 boys (age 17 & 20), and thinking of a trip in Switzerland for 10-12 nights in Feb 2018. We would like to see the beautiful scenery, villages and Alps. If possible, we prefer to use trains or buses and not self drive. We are looking into flying into Zurich and doing a loop-- Luerne, Interlaken, Bern, Montreux, Zermatt then back to Zurich for flight home.

1. Any recommendation on the route planning? How many nights in each location?

2. Is there any train/bus pass that is more value for money?

3. Is accommodation in the region of US$150 for a twin room possible in the places we plan to visit? We don't mind apartments too.

4. How much should we budget for lunch & dinners? We don't mind simple meals or fast food.

5. How's the driving condition in Feb?

Thank you for any help.

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1. Re: Brainstorming for Switzerland for Feb 2018

Sequence in planning -- first determine what your interests lie, then add up time required for each site, or sight at what time of the day. Daylight hours are shorter in Winter.

Only after deciding the above in detail then you can start with the math for transport passes.

In each base destination you can research on [hotel] button on top of page for price vs location. Read the reviews.

Assuming U$ and CHF at par, one can have a picnic package at about 10 in supermarkets or kebab kiosks, 25 @ cafeteria or 60 for dinner in a restaurant.

Regarding driving condition in February, trunk roads should be OK if you know Winter driving (e.g. black ice etc esp on bridges) and prepared for it (e.g. snow tires etc). You will notice avalanche fences along the routes. Roads on higher elevation may be closed.

2. Re: Brainstorming for Switzerland for Feb 2018

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