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Please help me plan my nine day journey through the Swiss and Italian Alps!

Mar 26th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Well, here's how I limited my scope.

Landing in Zurich at 10am, will go direct to Luzern, and stay for either 2 or three days.

Then to Lauterbrunnen, 3 or 4 days there, depending on whether Luzern takes 2 or 3 days.

Then to the location of your advice in the Lac Leman area for two nights, then flying back from Geneve in the evening. Tix signed and sealed. This means we'll have 8 nights and 9ish days.

Questions then are:

1 - Luzern for 2 or three days - that would mean Jungfrau region for 4 or 3 days. It would be great if you could advise.

2 - Whic town/city/village to stay in the Lac Leman area: My targets are the classic Chateu de Chillon, Art Brut in Geneve, the Horological Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchatel; and the two musical box museums. We'll be arriving at Montreux via the GoldenPass Train.

3 - And if you could give me some tips on humble, cozy and non-pricey tips for places to stay in Luzern, Lauterbrunnen and in your place of advice im the Lac Leman area, that would be great.

Thanks for everything!

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Mar 26th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Hi again,

Now that sounds like a plan! Personally, I'd stay in Luzern for 2 nights and Berner Oberland 4 nights. I'd also head to Wengen instead of Lauterbrunnen. That's just me though. We stayed years ago at the Hotel Eiger in Wengen. Don't believe it's still a hotel though. Can't remember the name of the hotel in Luzern. It was central but nothing special as I recall. Sorry. Check into the Swiss Passes for travel though. The 8 Day Pass may be useful for you.

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Mar 26th, 2013, 03:14 PM
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Thanks a lot Pja! The reason why I chose Lauterbrunnen is to have a base to go around the region, as opposed to being up there in wengen... Or maybe I am wrong, maybe we should be isolated there for four days, what do you think ?

And a Lac Leman base advice would also be appreciated, or maybe I should stay in the Jura area ?
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Mar 26th, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Lauterbrunnen is a bit more central, but Wengen's location is just simply amazing. Just to keep in mind... from Wengen to Lauterbrunnen is only 15 minutes or so. It's not really "out of the way" for trips to the other side of the valley.
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Mar 27th, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Thanks a lot Pja - ı know I'm trying to extract all from you but A Lac Leman base advice would also be appreciated, or maybe I should stay in the Jura area ?
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Mar 27th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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We enjoyed staying in Vevey, near Montreaux, and Chillon is very accessable from there. Have you considered staying in Geneva and flying home from there? That would give you a bit more time to sightsee.

Lauterbrunnen is nice because it gives you access to both the valley, and sights above the valley on both sides. Often the weather is nice in the valley when it is not nice up on the peaks. However, for a relatively inexpensive stay with superb views, consider http://www.mountainhostel.com/. Hostels are not only for kids.
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