Hi there, I'm having trouble with the first 3 days of my trip. I'm not sure if i should stay in Grindlewald or near Laukenbannen/Wid area to see the Jungfraujoch and S. Horn or can I just make that a day trip and sleep in Zermatt??
December 2018 Swiss Alps itinenary advice is needed
Hi, I'm planning a trip to Swiss Alps during Christmas Holidays Dec 24 - Jan 1 from New York, USA. I used MySwissApls.com sample itinenaries to build my own. Below is my proposed itinenary. I need experts' opinion on the following: 1) Considreing it is winter, what parts of the trip doesn't make sense or not worth doing? Is this itinenary too exhausting? Based on your advice I may revise the itinenary and consider substitutions. I will not be skiing this trip it's more of a sightseeing, inspiration trip. I love mountains and great views. I've never been to Italy so I incorporated Lugano so I can travel to Como, Milan, and possibly Venice or Florence.
Here is the itinenary:
1) Day 1: Dec 25 – Dec 26
a) Take a flight NYC - Zurich on Dec 24 2015
b) Arrive in Zurich at 8 AM CH time Dec 25
c) Take a train to Lucerne Dec 25
d) Mt. Pilatus, cogswheels, etc. Stanserhorn. (20 minute train ride panoramic views)
E) Christmas dinner?
F) Overnight in Lucerne. Dec 25
2) Day 2 : Dec 26
a) Take a Golden Pass Train from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost or Grindlewald
b) From Interlaken Ost take a train to Lauterbrunnen and Klein Scheidegg to Jungfaujoch.
c) Descend back from Jungfraujoch to Kleine Scheidegg. Take train to Grindelwald.
d) Train from Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost
e) Train to Zermatt, overnight stay?
3) Day 3 : Dec 27
b) overnight in Zermatt?
4) Day 4 : Dec 28
a) Train to Montreux
A) Train to Lusanne ,Vevey
C) Overnight in Montreux
5) Day 5: Dec 29
A) Gruyere and Gstaad
6) Day 6 : Dec 30
a) Take train to Chillon castle, Chamonix for day
c) Overnight in Montreux
7) Day 7 : Dec 31
A) Train from Montreux to Zurich. New Year in Zurich
8) Day 8 : Jan 1
a) Flight back to NYC. The flight is at 12 PM