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Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:32 AM
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Best place to see swiss alps jan 26

Hi there fodorites, My boyfriend and I are going to be driving from lyon france to basel on jan 27. We would like to take a scenic route through switzerland and get a good view of the alps if possible. What cities/villages/routes will give us the best view? We won't have much time to stop, maybe 3 hrs at most. Does that gives us enough time to take a train to the top or halfway up? A 1/4 way up.? what is the best time of day to visit in January? Early morning or afternoon? Will here be fog? We would like to experience some dramatic and breathtaking views.

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Jan 22nd, 2014, 12:12 PM
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Mont Blanc would probably be the most convenient.
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Jan 23rd, 2014, 09:22 AM
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The weather forecast for the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland for Sunday and Monday is extremely bad. The mountains in these areas will most probably be covered by fog and clouds.

You may have more luck in Haute Savoie, Valais and Aosta Valley.
Check the weather forecast every day:
http://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/web/de.html
http://www.meteofrance.com/prevision...-savoie/dept74

If it doesn't change until the weekend, the best places accessible by car would be
Chamonix (cableway to Planpraz or Flegere)
Leysin (cableway to La Berneuse)
Villars (cableway to Roc d'Orsay
Crans-sur-Sierre - Plans Mayens: no cableway ride needed
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