Will be spending 10 days in Dordogne & Toulouse in France (April 15-24) . Plan to spend 2 more weeks in Europe on this trip (April 25-May 6) and Switzerland is on my bucket list BUT concerned about weather. Need help with following:
- Is it too early to enjoy spring flowers, do some light hiking (no climbing the mountains) and enjoy the beauty of the Alps?
- We would fly from Toulouse to Basel/Lucerne (?) and go to the Berner Oberland area with a base in Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald, Murren (?) Any suggestions on flight and base?
- Are there other must see/must do towns or sights we should not miss while in Switzerland? Should we do a scenic rail trip.....if so, any recommendations on which one?
- If this area isn't good during early spring, recommendations for perhaps other area of Switzerland that would better choice at this time of year.
Also considered Portugal if too early for Switzerland. I would appreciate any suggestions you can provide as I plan our trip. Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge of the area.