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4 and a half days in Switzerland in July 2019

Mar 7th, 2019, 10:21 AM
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4 and a half days in Switzerland in July 2019

HI There,

I am traveling with my wife and 8 year old daughter to Switzerland in July for 5 days. Arriving in Zurich on July 11th early morning at 6 AM and leaving Zurich on July 16th at 9 AM. So basically I have 4 full days and 1 partial day. This is our first visit to Swiss and I wanted to know could somebody suggest some itinerary that way we can cover most of the top tourist destination.

PS: We don't want to rush and cover as much as we can rather pick few top destinations and chill Also for children are there some must visit that we should not miss. We are planning to travel mostly by train but open to some travel packages as well if its a better choice.

Thank you!
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Mar 7th, 2019, 12:36 PM
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To me the absolute highlight of Switzerland are the high Alps and nowhere is better for that IMO than the Jungfrau Region above Interlaken - ensconce yourselves is a car-less mountain village like Wengen - a favorite with lots of folks here - a quiet town with great views.

https://www.google.com/search?q=jung...ih=625&dpr=1.5

Trains are by far the best way to get around the Alps as well as aerial cable cars. You may want to spend one day/night in Lucerne like before your flight out as it's a lovely city on a lovely lake- boat rides are sweet - and only about an hour by train from Zurich Airport. For lots on Swiss trains check www.sbb.ch - Swiss Rail's site - BETS-European Rail Experts and www.ricksteves.com. You may find the Berner Oberland Pass to be a good deal as it covers the Jungfrau Region transports and to Lucerne and around.
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Mar 9th, 2019, 05:55 AM
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SWiTZERLAND WITH CHILDREN

As public transport is rather expensive in Switzerland, study carefully the sites about Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass Flex and Swiss half fare card: http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/home.html Check the Swiss Travel System Family CardThe Swiss Travel System Family Card is issued at no cost to parents who wish to take along their children under the age of 16 at no cost. Please note that at least one parent has to travel with the child/ren. Some ideas (check opening periods, some places are closed in winter):: historic steamboats on Lake Geneva: http://www.cgn.ch/horaires/pdf/AffA2....ch/eng/flotte Swiss Vapeur Park Le Bouveret:http://www.swissvapeur.ch/en/index.php Signal de Bougy:Signal de Bougy : la plateforme kids fait peau neuve ! - Parc Aventure ®Signal de Bougy | Menhirs at Yverdonhttp://www.yverdonlesbainsregion.ch/en/page.cfm/Culture_Patrimoine/Sites_historiques/Sites_neolithiques/menhirs_clendy Blonay-Chamby historic railway::: Chemin de fer-musée Blonay-Chamby :: Chillon castle:http://www.chillon.ch/en/ Gruyeres castle, cheese diary and chocolate factory:http://www.chateau-gruyeres.ch/e/mul...=142&Itemid=56 Chatelard-Emosson (Mont Blanc area):http://www.chatelard.net/english/pag...g/wiki/Emosson

Electricity of Emosson SA



Zermatt-Gornergrat:

http://www.gornergrat.ch/home/index.php

Fotos Matterhorn & Klein Matterhorn

http://www.zermatt.ch/en/index.cfm

Entirely walled city of Murten:http://www.murtentourismus.ch/en/nav...R.htmlMedieval city of Bern:http://www.berninfo.com/en/page.cfm/...ahn-gurten.ch/ Swiss Village Park Ballenberg: http://ballenberg.ch/en/Welcome

Lugano and Swissminiatur:http://www.lugano-tourism.ch/en/291/default.aspxhttp://www.swissminiatur.ch/ Tamaro Park:https://www.montetamaro.ch/en/advent...fun-ticino.php Seewen in the Jura close to Basel:http://www.bundesmuseen.ch/musikauto...x.html?lang=en Rapperswil:http://www.zuerichsee.ch/en/page.cfm...gion_zuerich_x Rhine Falls Adventure Parkhttp://www.rheinfall.ch/Attraktionen...ark?lang=en-US Furka steam trainhttp://www.furka-bergstrecke.ch/eng/train/timetable.php You may have a look at
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/interests/family.html
http://www.takethefamily.com/where/s...ays-and-breaks
eParenting
http://www.reka.ch/en/rekaferien/Pages/default.aspx
http://littletravellers.com/destinat...y-switzerland/
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Mar 9th, 2019, 05:56 AM
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SWITZERLAND WITH CHILDREN

As public transport is rather expensive in Switzerland, study carefully the sites about Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Travel Pass Flex and Swiss half fare card: http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/home.html Check the Swiss Travel System Family CardThe Swiss Travel System Family Card is issued at no cost to parents who wish to take along their children under the age of 16 at no cost. Please note that at least one parent has to travel with the child/ren. Some ideas (check opening periods, some places are closed in winter):: historic steamboats on Lake Geneva: http://www.cgn.ch/horaires/pdf/AffA2....ch/eng/flotte Swiss Vapeur Park Le Bouveret:http://www.swissvapeur.ch/en/index.php Signal de Bougy:Signal de Bougy : la plateforme kids fait peau neuve ! - Parc Aventure ®Signal de Bougy | Menhirs at Yverdonhttp://www.yverdonlesbainsregion.ch/en/page.cfm/Culture_Patrimoine/Sites_historiques/Sites_neolithiques/menhirs_clendy Blonay-Chamby historic railway::: Chemin de fer-musée Blonay-Chamby :: Chillon castle:http://www.chillon.ch/en/ Gruyeres castle, cheese diary and chocolate factory:http://www.chateau-gruyeres.ch/e/mul...=142&Itemid=56 Chatelard-Emosson (Mont Blanc area):http://www.chatelard.net/english/pag...g/wiki/Emosson

Electricity of Emosson SA



Zermatt-Gornergrat:

http://www.gornergrat.ch/home/index.php

Fotos Matterhorn & Klein Matterhorn

http://www.zermatt.ch/en/index.cfm

Entirely walled city of Murten:http://www.murtentourismus.ch/en/nav...R.htmlMedieval city of Bern:http://www.berninfo.com/en/page.cfm/...ahn-gurten.ch/ Swiss Village Park Ballenberg: http://ballenberg.ch/en/Welcome

Lugano and Swissminiatur:http://www.lugano-tourism.ch/en/291/default.aspxhttp://www.swissminiatur.ch/ Tamaro Park:https://www.montetamaro.ch/en/advent...fun-ticino.php Seewen in the Jura close to Basel:http://www.bundesmuseen.ch/musikauto...x.html?lang=en Rapperswil:http://www.zuerichsee.ch/en/page.cfm...gion_zuerich_x Rhine Falls Adventure Parkhttp://www.rheinfall.ch/Attraktionen...ark?lang=en-US Furka steam trainhttp://www.furka-bergstrecke.ch/eng/train/timetable.php
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Mar 9th, 2019, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by swissyalp View Post
HI There,

I am traveling with my wife and 8 year old daughter to Switzerland in July for 5 days. Arriving in Zurich on July 11th early morning at 6 AM and leaving Zurich on July 16th at 9 AM. So basically I have 4 full days and 1 partial day. This is our first visit to Swiss and I wanted to know could somebody suggest some itinerary that way we can cover most of the top tourist destination.

PS: We don't want to rush and cover as much as we can rather pick few top destinations and chill Also for children are there some must visit that we should not miss. We are planning to travel mostly by train but open to some travel packages as well if its a better choice.

Thank you!
Not a lot of time to see all the top tourist attractions. Last fall, we did an 8-night trip of three countries. We arrived in Zurich and spent one night and then via Bern and on to Wengen for a true Alpine experience. We took a chance that the weather would be perfect for the one full day we had for the mountains. Although we would have enjoyed it nonetheless, but we were fortunate to have perfect weather. If it were me, I would spend maybe three days in some place like Wengen and maybe a day in Lucerne. Zurich was not a favorite although we enjoyed part of a day in Bern. If interested, here is our trip report: 3 Countries, 8 Places, 8 Nights, Awesome!
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