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Driving itinerary, Lyon to Zermatt and Interlaken, suggestions needed!!

Driving itinerary, Lyon to Zermatt and Interlaken, suggestions needed!!

Jun 25th, 2009, 03:28 AM
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Driving itinerary, Lyon to Zermatt and Interlaken, suggestions needed!!

We arer travelling through Europe in Sept and am planning to hire a car in Lyon and then travel to Zermatt and Interlaken. I have looked through maps and a thinking this could be a possible route for us ... drive time is supposed to be around 4 hours, but we thought we might take a couple of days.
Leave Lyon, and head to Zermatt, driving through... Geneva / Lausanne, and then onto Martigny, Sion and Sierre, finishing in Zermatt where we will stay for a couple of days. We will then head to Interlaken and base ourselves there for a few days and do some side trips to Lucerne, Grindelwald and of course the Jungfrau railway.
Any thoughts?
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Jun 25th, 2009, 03:48 AM
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Geneva/Lausanne: it´s fine if you stay on the motorway, but the cities are anything but car-friendly if you choose to visit them.
Zermatt: you do know that you cannot drive there, right?
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Jun 25th, 2009, 04:32 AM
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Yes, I have been to Zermatt before. Love it there.
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Jun 25th, 2009, 05:33 AM
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Quite frankly, it would have been nice if you had SAID you have been to Zermatt before and that you love it there...makes the possibility of alternative suggestions easier.

I apologize if this seems harsh but the more we know about what you like and don;t like and WHY makes things a lot simpler.
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Jun 25th, 2009, 05:34 AM
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Hi LC,

Have you checked the costs of picking up in France and dropping off in CH? Thay can be quite high.

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Jun 25th, 2009, 01:37 PM
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Yeh, those costs are high bu we plan to drive back into France and leave the car in Nice.
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Jun 25th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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If you use viamichelin.com you can try various modifications of the route and get the driving times. If it were me and I had the time I would go from Geneva to Maritgny via Chamonix rather than Lausanne.
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Jun 25th, 2009, 11:04 PM
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Thanks Jeff, will check that site out
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