Day Trips from Lausanne

10 Best Day Trips from Lausanne, Switzerland

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Lausanne is a beautiful city that is located on Lake Geneva in French-speaking Switzerland. One day is all you need to visit the highlights of Lausanne, but with more time, it makes a great home base to explore western Switzerland. Here are 10 wonderful day trips from Lausanne. 1. Cruise Lake Geneva One of the best things to do while …

Chateau de Chillon

Day Trip to Château de Chillon, Montreux, & Vevey, Switzerland

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Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) is a medieval castle that is located on the eastern shore of Lake Geneva. This makes a fantastic day trip from Lausanne or Geneva and you can easily add in visit to Montreux and Vevey. In this article, learn how to plan your day trip to Château de Chillon. Interesting Facts about Château de Chillon …

Where to Stay in the Jungfrau Region

Where to Stay in Jungfrau, Switzerland: Best Towns & Hotels

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If you are making a decision about where to stay in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland, you have a lot of options. On a map, the Jungfrau region can look very confusing. With its mountains and valleys, cliffside villages and bustling towns, not to mention its complex transportation network, it can feel overwhelming trying to decide where to stay. In …

Things to do in Lausanne

Top Ten Things to do in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Sitting on the shore of Lake Geneva is Lausanne, a charming city that is located in French-speaking Switzerland. With a colorful old town and numerous world-class museums, this is a delightful city to add to your tour of Switzerland. With one day in Lausanne, you have enough time to visit the highlights. If you have more time, this city makes …

Bernese Oberland Travel Guide

Bernese Oberland Travel Guide: Focus on the Jungfrau Region

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The Bernese Oberland, this is where mighty, snow-capped mountains tumble down into lush, green valleys. Waterfalls spill over the cliffs, cows and their musical bells wander the fields, charming villages dot the hillsides, and hiking trails connect small hamlets and towns. Located in central Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland is home to some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in all …

Best Hikes in Bernese Oberland

15 Great Hikes to do in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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The Bernese Oberland is a hiker’s paradise. Alpine trails crisscross their way through the towns, valleys, and the mountain peaks of this gorgeous place. Take your pick from short, easy, family-friendly trails to cliff walks to thrilling trails. Here are 15 of the best hikes to do in the Bernese Oberland. All of the hikes on this list are located …

One Day in Gruyeres

10 Wonderful Things to do in Gruyères, Switzerland

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Located in the idyllic, rolling hills of French-speaking Switzerland sits Gruyères, a picture-perfect medieval town. Cheese, chocolate, and beautiful cobblestoned streets attract visitors all year round. With one day in Gruyères, you have enough time to visit the town and add on another nearby destination, whether it is a chocolate factory, a scenic funicular ride, or a stunning hike. Here …

Switzerland Itinerary

Switzerland Itinerary: How to Spend 7 to 21 Days in Switzerland

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If you are planning a trip to Switzerland, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan your “perfect Switzerland itinerary,” depending on your interests and how much time you have. In this article, we list five sample itineraries for Switzerland. These range from 7 to 21 days, with suggestions on how to use the …

5 Lakes Trail Zermatt

The Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) in Zermatt…Is it Worth It?

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While researching the best hikes in Zermatt, the Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) kept popping up at the top of the list. Amazing Matterhorn views, five gorgeous lakes, a mostly downhill walk…it sounded perfect! So, we added it to our to-do list. During our visit to Zermatt, the cable car to Rothorn was closed for maintenance. As we stood at the …

Things to do in Zermatt

12 Amazing Things to do in Zermatt, Switzerland

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Zermatt is an idyllic mountain village tucked away in the Swiss Alps. The mighty Matterhorn dominates the skyline, creating one of the most unique alpine landscapes in Europe. Explore the hiking trails, journey up higher into the mountains by cable car and train, stroll the scenic streets of Zermatt, and go skiing all year long. Here are the best things …

Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn

Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn: Which One Should You Visit?

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If you are planning a visit to the Bernese Alps and only have the time, or the money, for Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn, which one should you visit? Both are extraordinary experiences, offering panoramic views of the Alps with a few unique differences. Both also come with a big sticker price. In this article, get an overview of what to expect …

How to Visit Schilthorn

Everything You Need to Know to Visit Schilthorn and Birg

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Schilthorn is one of the highest peaks in the Jungfrau region and it is one of the best places to go for panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. While you are here, enjoy the view as you dine at Piz Gloria, learn a little James Bond history at Bond World, and add on the thrilling Cliff Walk in Birg. This …

One Day in Zurich

One Perfect Day in Zürich, Switzerland

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Zürich, with its colorful old town and handy public transportation network, is a great city to add on to your tour of Switzerland. Wander the picturesque old town, dine on fondue, go shopping, and take a boat tour of Lake Zürich. Here are the best things to do with one day in Zürich. Interesting Facts about Zürich Zürich is the …

Northface Trail Murren

Walking the Northface Trail in Mürren, Switzerland

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The Northface Trail in Mürren has a little bit of everything…stunning mountain views, small hamlets and chalets tucked away amidst the mountains, flower-filled alpine meadows, and pastures filled with cows and their musical bells. This is an easy walking trail that is done as a loop from Mürren. Along the way, you are treated to spectacular views of Mönch, Eiger, …

Things to do in Jungfrau Switzerland

20 Amazing Things to do in the Jungfrau Region of the Bernese Oberland

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Towering mountains, alpine meadows, soaring cable cars, historic cogwheel trains, scenic walking trails, quaint villages and hamlets…this is the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland. The Bernese Oberland is one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations for tourists. The massive mountains of Mönch, Eiger, and Jungfrau dominate the landscape. Charming villages like Mürren and Gimmelwald cling to the cliffs, overlooking the …

Schynige Platte to Faulhorn to First

How to Hike from Schynige Platte to Faulhorn to First, Switzerland

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The hike from Schynige Platte to Faulhorn to First is a big day hike in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland, but what a spectacular day. A scenic ride on a cogwheel train, alpine lakes, rustic mountain huts, snow-covered trails, cows and their musical bells, and some of the best views of Swiss Alps…these are just a few highlights of this …

Things to do in Lugano

Lugano, Switzerland: What to Do, Where to Eat & Where to Stay

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Surrounded by mountains and lining the shore of an enormous lake, Lugano is a city with a beautiful setting. Located in the Italian-speaking Ticino canton of Switzerland, this city is a wonderful blend of Italian, Swiss, and Mediterranean influences. Yes, you may be in Switzerland, but it looks and tastes a lot more like Italy. With one day, you have …

Mannlichen Hike Switzerland

Walking from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg on the Panorama Trail

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The walk from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg is one of the most popular hikes in the Jungfrau region. This easy, mostly downhill trail offers spectacular views of both the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the mountain peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. This hike is suitable for all ages and ability levels. It’s perfect for families, travelers with limited time who want …