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Help needed to finalise my itinerary

I am from India & we are a group of 7 people.

We are planning a 14 days tour of Switzerland & Austria.

We plant to cover Geneva, Zermett, Interlaken, Lucerne in Switzerland & Salzburg and Vienna in Austria.
As per my tentative plans we intend to spend 9 nights in Switzerland & 5 nights in Austria.
Details as under :

Geneva -3 nights
Zermett - 2 nights
Interlaken - 2 nights
Lucerne - 2 nights

Salzburg - 2nights
Vienna - 3 nights

This is our first time to Switzerland *& Austria.

Pls. guide if this is ok or suggest changes


Posted by
1831 posts

I can't address the specifics of your itinerary, as I've only been to three of your six proposed destinations.

You don't say what time of year you are traveling, though, and this definitely makes a difference. If you're planning a ski vacation as opposed to hiking and sightseeing, and if transportation is likely to be affected by weather, it could affect your plans.

Also, mode of transportation is a factor. Are you renting a large vehicle for your group?

In any case, if I were traveling with a group of 7, I wouldn't want to relocate to six different places. You will spend a lot of time checking in and out of hotels, getting to train stations, finding your way to the next hotel, etc.

I would recommend cutting back to 2 destinations in Switzerland as well as the two you have in Austria. I don't have a suggestion on which cities to eliminate, though.

Posted by
33296 posts

7 young adults or 7 seniors or 2 adults and 5 small children?

July or December?

Train or cars?

Posted by
11368 posts

You are not actually staying up in the Alps in Switzerland's Berner Oberland rather down below in Interlaken; consider staying in Grindelwald, Murren, or Wengen for beautiful scenery and easy access to transportation up to Jungfrau. Allow one more day.

Posted by
631 posts

fastest journey Luzern-Salzburg is 6hrs 28mins with change of trains in Zurich (15 minutes). With small children this may not be suitable, fit adults would be OK but a group of 7 should reserve seats to be together.

Personally I think Interlaken makes sense rather than drag the luggage onto yet more train to get up and come down again.