Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Scotland-Looking for itinerary advice for 9 day trip
  2. 2 London Hotels
  3. 3 Europe itinerary questions
  4. 4 Intercity Notte training boarding time
  5. 5 Which airport for Bellagio?
  6. 6 5 days near Munich, Germany in late-May
  7. 7 Trip Report In Search of Montalbano - the ups and downs of 10 days in Eastern Sicily
  8. 8 Urgent- Pleaseee HELP - Spain, Italy or France for Xmass and New years
  9. 9 Trip Report Back from Paris
  10. 10 Are St. Chapelle concerts just for tourists?
  11. 11 Norway, Sweden, Denmark
  12. 12 1 month in Europe
  13. 13 Paris hotels
  14. 14 Gulet - Croatia vs Turkey vs Greece
  15. 15 10 days in Paris and......
  16. 16 Last minute (next week) London GTG?
  17. 17 Paris and London Christmas / NY EVE
  18. 18 Mont St. Michel in winter
  19. 19 Is winter nice season to visit Hallstatt, Austria ?
  20. 20 Trip Report From Portugal to the Pyrenees and onto Paris
  21. 21 London-Help Me Spend Money
  22. 22 Omonia metro to Piraeus
  23. 23 LIsbon
  24. 24 After Beaune, need suggestions for the next 10 days
  25. 25 Iceland in 7 days.
View next 25 » Back to the top

Alsace and Switzerland

We arrive in Basel Saturday, May 14 at 5:15PM and then depart from Zurich Friday June 10 in the afternoon. We will spend about the first week in the Alsace region hoping for warmer weather. I would like to make a reservation in that area for at least the first 4 or 5 days in one location. Then I am trying to keep the rest flexible so that we can scoot into the Berner Oberland region when the weather is nice which will allow us to do some hiking. I had heard earlier this winter that it had been a mild winter in Switzerland which may make the hiking more pleasant.So, the itinerary below is flexible but the amount of time in each region is probably pretty close to what I am thinking at this time.I would appreciate any advice on places to stay. We will have a car which I think gives us more flexibility as well. We are fairly high energy and love outdoor activities. Daylight hours should be long which will give us a lot of time. Do you think we will be okay leaving our accomodation reservations open except for the first week or so in the Alsace region???

May 15 till May 21 - Alsace region (not sure of location yet. Here are some of what we might do as day trips (Colmar , Fondation Beyeler near Basel,Strasbourg,Kayserberg and Chateau de Haut Koenigbourg, drive a little of the Black Forest, one free day)

May 21, 22,23- drive to Bern or Murten (Any recommendations of which town to stay in???
Our activities will depend on the weather. If it nice then we will do more outdoor activities
Things we might do include:Paul Klee Center, History Museum, visit Murten (bike), Bern walking tour

May 24,25,26 27,28,29 drive to Montreux
Things to do- Gruyers and chocotate tour, Olympic Museum and Collection de l'Art Brut, Chateau du Chillon. day trip to Chamonix, maybe day trip to Annecy, maybe tour of Lavaux)

May 30, 31, June 1, 2,3 drive to Interlaken or Lauterbrunnen (not sure which town. I know there are others with more charm but I had mixed reviews about staying there so early in the summer. People said they would be very quiet)
Things to do- hiking and exploring

June 4,5,6- Lucerne
Things to do, Mt Titlis on the way, Mt Pilatus cog RR,and maybe hike Swiss Path

June 7,8,9 to Appenzell or St Gallen (recommendations of where to stay here). I was not going to include this in our itinerary but put it there now because I have the time.
June 7-Stop in Zurich on the way
June 8 one day to visit St Gallen and Appenzell
June 9 one day to go to Lake Konstanz or Liechenstein (What are your thoughts on this???)
June 10 fly out of Zurich at 2 PM

I will appreciate any feedback

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement