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Reposting this thread as I had the wrong tag earlier and kept wondering why I only got two responses :) ...

Fodorites,

Having extensively read trip reports and planning threads of a lot of the fodorites, I think I have some kind of a sembelance of an itinerary ... Need your help to fine tune, comment and critique this itinerary... I am adding in my Czech days just for reference.. Will set up a different thread for the details for that portion.

We are two adults with our 5 year old son. So looked for relatively easy and 2-3 hour hikes and activities in BO... Also, I am an avid photographer and we are making this trip especially for our 10th anniversary... So looking to spend some leisure time in BO and do not want to hurry through it too much ...

Here is the itinerary with the overnight city listed in (parentheses) followed by the activity planned for the day

21-Jun, Monday, (Prague) Prague City
22-Jun, Tuesday, (Prague) Prague City
22-Jun, Wednesday, (Prague) Prague City
23-Jun, Thursday, (Prague) Prague City
24-Jun, Friday,(Cesky Krumlov) Train/Bus to Cesky in AM
25-Jun, Saturday,(Cesky Krumlov) Canoeing and Cesky Town

26-Jun,Sunday, (Murren)
Shuttle Bus to Linz, then train to Zurich and onto Lauterbrunnen. Reach Murren by 10 PM
--27-Jun, Monday, (Murren)
AM - Cable Car to Schilthorn;
PM - Walk to Gimmelwald and hike to Kilchbalm; Take cable car down to Stechelberg,
Dinner in Lauterbrunnen
--28-Jun,Tuesday, (Murren)
AM - Almendhubel and Hike Back
PM - Grustchalp to Murren walk via Winteregg
--29-Jun, Wednesday, (Murren)
AM - Bike ride through Gimmelwald, and Stechelberg to Lauterbrunnen, Trummelbach falls
PM: Explore Lauterbrunnen; headover to Wengen
--30-Jun, Thursday, (Wengen)
AM - Trip to Jungfrau
PM - Cable car upto Mannlichen, Hike to Kleine Scheidegg, Explore Wengen town during dinner time
--1-Jul, Friday,(Wengen)
AM - Train to Grindelwald, Gondola to First and hike to Bachalpsee
PM - Explore Grindelwald
-- 2-Jul,Saturday,(Wengen)
Flex Day for additional BO or Day trip to Interlaken, Thun and paddle boat on the Thun lake
--3-Jul,Sunday, (Zermatt)
Train to Zermatt; Cable car to Rothorn
--4-Jul, Monday, (Chur)
Sunrise with Matterhorn
Glacier Express to Chur;
--5-Jul, Tuesday (Zurich)
Bernina Express to Bernina Ospizio and back to Chur
Train back to Zurich
--6-Jul,Wednesday, Fly back from Zurich

So fodorites, please fire away ...
Here are some of our concerns and questions

- Staying at both Murren and Wengen? Is that a good idea? We could not decide so decided to stay on both sides of the valley so that we have no regrets... I know that 90% of the Fodorite reports that I have read stayed in Wengen... Are there any Murren fans or better still anyone stayed in both and can compare them for us?

- Any other easy hikes with great rewards?

- We are mising a Chocolate and A Cheese Tour. Can anyone suggest which one and where we can squeeze one in in this vicinity?

- Are there any other kid friendly activities in this area that I missed out on in my research?

- ANy feedback on the Aare Gorge near Meringinen? We have seen the Vintgar gorge in Slovenia and I have seen the Liechtenstein Gorge in Austria ... Both of which were gorgeous with the AUstrian gorge being so classic and amazing ... Not sure how the Aare gorge compares?

- We are staying only one night in Zermatt because I have to, have to see the Matterhorn. I know my chances are slim of seeing it free of clouds, but I do not want to short change BO to increase a day in Zermatt. What say?

- Glacier Express? Reading the posts, I realize that it is overhyped. But it is pretty and worth doing still, right? I have been trying to squeeze in the Bernina Express from Chur to Bernina Ospizio and back to Chur. Is the last day squeeze going to become too much along with Glacier express prior day?.

All help will be much appreciated!!

I realize that this is very long post and I have asked many many questions ... I have so many more, LOL!!

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