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Two nights between Zurich and Zermatt

Perth, Australia
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Two nights between Zurich and Zermatt

Hello everyone.

Planning our first visit to Switzerland. The current itinerary is:

Day 1 Zurich

Day 5 or 6 arrive Zermatt (any time)

I'd be very grateful for ideas as to balancing say two days in Zurich and a scenic stop along the way. Interlaken was mentioned, but are there other recommendations? It will be January, so unfortunately we will be limited to wintry activities.

Thank you.

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1. Re: Two nights between Zurich and Zermatt

That will be the middle of ski season so Wengen, Murren or even Grindelwald would be great bases for a ski stop. Easy access to three separate ski areas from any of the villages. All are just a few minutes south of Interlaken.

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2. Re: Two nights between Zurich and Zermatt

I will be in Switzerland again in a few weeks. The last time we were in Switzerland for 2 weeks after a 5 day convention in Zurich. If I had only 6 nights which is exactly what we have in Switzerland next month after leaving Italy, I would definitely not spend 2 nights in the big banking city of Zurich and I would avoid Interlaken except for the necessary train connection, although I read that tour groups from India love to stop in Interlaken.

Spend day 1 and 2 in Luzern which is a short train ride from Zurich, day 3 and 4 in Lauterbrunnen which is an ideal location for an entire vacation from which you can easily do day trips in the Bernese Oberland, and day 5 and 6 in Zermatt. Research and look at photos of those places on TA and www.myswitzerland.com Those are areas of scenic beauty which is what most people go to Switzerland to see, not to see big cities.

A half day of sightseeing to show our friends the highlights of Zurich before we put them on the train to Paris and we take our late afternoon flight to from Zurich to London is what we have planned.

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