Switzerland in March'13
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Aug 19, 2012 3:42 AM Last Post By: vinitark
Aug 17, 2012 12:58 AM
Switzerland in March'13Okay! I am one helluva confused person. After debating for months with my fiancee for a honeymoon in Italy, I am now stuck in Switzerland.
Would it be a good idea to go for a 15-20 day Honeymoon to Switzerland in March? How would the weather be like then? Any chances of snow? (desperate to experience real snow!)
I and my fiancee are both adventure freaks and would love a fun filled Honeymoon rather than just a cuddly honeymoon. And also, we are planning to stay in chalets rather than hotels.. would dat be a good idea?
Kindly be free with your opinions on the possible itineraries, possible places where we can rent a Chalet and the things we should NOT miss in Swiss!
Aug 17, 2012 1:26 AM
1If you have 15-20 days, you could conceivably do both.
Fly into Rome, do that for 4 days (inc jet lag recovery if necessary).
Take a train to Pisa, do that for a day
Then hop across to Venice, do that for 2 days
Double back into Switzerland and head for the Bernese Oberland in the centre of Switzerland, do that. The higher you go, the more chance of snow, so ignore Interlaken (which isn't great anyway except as a transport hub) and hit the mountains. Consider Murren, Grindelwald or Wenge. Snow at the top of Jungfraujoch railway will be guaranteed, but 1) it's expensive, research it first 2) if it's cloudy, don't bother. The middle of a cloud is the same at 3000m+ as it is at sea level.
After that area for a few days (consider also the Schilthorn), travel to Zurich, finish off there, fly home out of Zurich.
Aug 17, 2012 1:58 AM
2You will have no problems finding snow in Switzerland at that time of the year, the majority of the ski resorts are open into April. As mentioned above Switzerland is pretty expensive but in the last couple of years the ski resorts have really struggled with lack of customers so you might find some good bargins. Of course in Europe in March you will find snow in lots of countries not just Switzerland. At that time of the year most of your adventure possibilites will be on ice or snow in the mountain areas anyway. Zeermatt is a beautiful town just under the Matterhorn and a great place to stay. Depending on your budget Italy, Austria or Slovenia could be better options certainly with Italy you can mix the beautiful cities and some trips into the mountains much cheaper than in Switzerland
Aug 17, 2012 3:49 AM
3Switzerland is a great country, but be aware that it is one of the most expensive ones as well. A meal for two can easily cost you 60€, so if your budget is rather limited you should think about that.
About snow...hell yes. March is the best time of the year for skiing. It's warm and especially in the morning the snow is still good. So if you are there you may consider some skiing (Again, quite expensive. Especially if you have to borrow the equipment).
Aug 17, 2012 5:29 AM
Aug 17, 2012 5:41 AM
5Vinitark think about thet in the time from 06-03-13 the eastern holyday period starts in Germany (ending beginning April) so it can be that early booking make sense before the prices are going higher or the ski resorts are over booked.
Aug 18, 2012 5:34 AM
6May be you have a look at http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/home.html
As told you above, there will be a ot of snow in the mountains (above about 1800metres). In other areas of Switzerland, you will find spring weather with many flowers, especially around Locarno/Ascona. Train rides like St. Moritz - Tirano or Zermatt - Stresa or Locarno will bring you from the deep winter with tons of snow to warm spring weather with blooming flowers.
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