We are a mature, active, independent couple with total flexibility planning about 3 weeks in the Switzerland area next August. We love natural beauty and day hikes. We are thinking of driving mostly but doing the Glacier Express. We invite your insights!
Fly into Milan, 3 nights with day trip to Lake Como (require an overnight there?)
Get xfer to St. Moritz 2 nights (too long?)
Take Glacier Express to Zermatt
3 nights in Zermatt for Matthorn exploration
Get car; drive to Leukerbad 1 night (walk to Gemmi) (worthwhile?)
Drive Great St. Bernard Pass, loop to Chamonix. 2 nights in Chamonix for Mt Blanc
To Lake Geneva for 2 nights
To Bern for overnight (is this worthwhile?)
To Berner Oberland for 3-5 nights in Lautenbrunnen (having trouble finding really good lodgings here) or Wengen
How many nights recommended here if you want to go to all the peaks and some great hikes?
Choosing Wengen vs. Murren as easier to get to assuming we have a car. Thoughts?
To Luzern for 1 night (worthwhile?)
Fly out from Zurich
All thoughts welcomed. Thanks very much!