My mom and I are planning to visit Switzerland for about 7 days in July. I’ve been going through my guidebook and researching online but there’s so much information that I’m a little overwhelmed. ANY help with our travel itinerary would be GREATLY appreciated!
Destinations we want to visit:
1) Zurich (We fly into Zurich around 10 AM and fly out 8 days later around 7 AM, so that last night HAS to be spent in Zurich.)
2) Berner Oberland is a must! Jungfrau, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken
Any other ideas? Or would these places be more than enough for our first trip to Switzerland? My mom also wants to ride the Glacier Express, but I don’t really know how to fit that into our schedule… Is it worth it?
If we were to ride on the Glacier Express, I was thinking of taking a train directly to Chur or St. Moritz immediately after we land in Zurich (Since we’ll be spending a night at the end of our trip there anyways, we can always tour that city last). Spend maybe one night in either of those locations, then take the Glacier Express and get off at a stop near Berner Oberland (which stop would that be? Is there even a stop?). Then we’ll spend 2-3 nights in Berner Oberland (probably Murren or Lauterbrunnen) before going to our next location. Should we get back on the GE and go to Zermatt or go north to Luzern? Also, there’s probably no time to spend in Geneva right? 7 days isn’t a whole lot of time, so we’re trying to make the most of our trip.