Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
I have been working so hard to bring you today’s post on traveling to Switzerland with kids today! I decided to break down our most recent trip into two blog posts, each one focusing on 1 country. I didn’t want the content to be too overwhelming. I also attached this amazing PDF magazine that shows you all the different places we ate at, things we did, and how I packed (with my favorite essentials). Everything is within the PDF Magazine, you can click below to pull it up in a new window or simply browse it here right on my blog!
CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF MAGAZINE
or just scroll through it below!
Image by the talented Amanda Joy Photography (based out of Basel, Switzerland)
I had so many requests for me to put together our entire itinerary and break down the cost of our trip so I did that for you in today’s post. You can easily click on the itinerary image below to print it out for yourself or just click here to print!
As for trip cost, you can imagine, this is something you will probably need to save for. Especially if you plan to stay >10 days! You can always reduce the cost by staying a few days less than we did. Also, the last hotel we stopped at was comped for us but very expensive, so keep that in mind when you see the breakdown! 🙂 We also went for 5 seats so that our baby would be comfortable on the long flight. If you don’t have three kids, then you save money there too!
I’m sure some will disagree with me, but considering ALL you did, that doesn’T seem outrageous to me. I have been considering a trip that is very similar to this and am really encourage by this post. Thank you for taking the Time to write it All out for us!
I agree. I expected it to be much more!
This is an amazing amount oF work! Thank you so much for sharing It with us.
Thank you for the price breakdown! Not many bloggers post pricing but this actually helps alot! Thank you!!!!
Couldnt agree more! Thanks For Being so honesty!
Omg you made a magazine!! This is incredible. Thanks so much. This trip was amazing. We feel the same way about travel with our 2 young KiDdos. We Took our son to munich when he Was 15 moS and our friends thought we were crazy. Ha. Going to hawaii in a few weeks for first big trip as a family of 4. And Cannot wait to go to MoaR gut!! Im telling everyone about it! Thanks dear!!
The e magazine is so awesome! Great work and amazing pics!
Thank you so much, lynzy! Though this is out of our family’s Price range at this time it is so helpful to have this information! Thank you for sharing and being Vulnerable about $$! The costs seem reasonaBle for Your family size and what you were able to do and it gives my husband and i an idea of what to aim for!! Also, thank you for Sharing your parenting journey around traveling with young kids! My adventure spirit has been clipped a Bit since becoming a mom and you sharing the Highs and lows of your process has invited me to Let some air around my travel wings again!!
This is so amaZing!! We are planning to go to the all inclusive in a couple years. Love tHis trip and all the honesty you give Related to pricing. (And i Really love that your honest and tell us what was comped!)
Your trip looked like a dream and you are completely amazing for putting this entire itiNerary together to share with all of us! I’m bookmarking this as one of my dream trips in a couple years.
This is a lifetIme trip! Thanks for breaking it all down! And as far as Price goes i expected much more!
I really expected this to be a lot more. Were Doing disney for 5 days in december and our tRip isn’t Much cheaper. Thanks so much For this. Really wanting to plan a trip like this now.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, For RemindIng me that traveling with kids isn’t a burden, but a blessing!
Hi – wow! Absolutely amazing job. I would love to hear more about how you got the kiddos to adjust to the time difference. My husband wants to take our one year old to Spain in May and that is what I am most worried about.
I would love to know how you had the kids adjusted as well.. the trip looks so amazinG!
Same! Would love to hear about helping the babes to adjust. We’re Planning to attend a wedding in italy this coming summer and our son will be 18 months. I dont want him to miss the trip and i wouldn’t want to go thaT far witHout him. Will take any advice!
Thanks For the breakdown. It gives us an idea of what to expect. Wish we could do this trip as it seems amazing. Maybe in the future. Meanwhile, i enjoyed looking at your pictures and all the videos you uploaded.
We did switxerland this year for much less, but we had a different experience too. We did 8 days in switzerland — bellinzona, zurich, lucerne, bern, interLaken, thUn & basel. We haD rail passes and staYed only in airbnbs. I believe our entire trip (21 days, 5 countries) cost around $8K for a family Of 4 with plane tickets.
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So tHankful you took the time to share this with us. I loved watching your trip and the views were incredible
This is amaing! thank you for all the great information! I Hope to use this to plan our family trip!!
This post is so beautifUl, i also think the price sounds really reasonable, especially when families pay between 5-8 thOUsand for a week in disney.
This blog post is amazing. Thank you for all of your hard work that you put into it!
It’s apparent that you put a lot of work into this. Thank you! Maybe I missed this part, but on the “car free” places, how did you get your luggage to and from there?
you are so wonderful!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting this together. I can’t wait to travel with my kids and I am dying to do pretty much this exact trip.
What carrier Did yall use for hiking? To carry the kiddos?
Hi! A friend of mine recommended your blog once we booked our trip to Austria & Switzerland with our two small children (ages 5 & 3). I’ve found this all VERY helpful and oh so exciting and beautiful. A few questions: what time of year did you go? We are going in June and it seems it is a bit colder there based on what you all packed? Also, we hope to hike and I didn’t see any hiking specific clothing in your packing (rain gear, etc). Also, did you stay only in Salzburg while in Austria? We’ve spent a lot of time in Switzerland so have some great places to go there but are unsure of family-friendly locations in Austria. Thus far, we’ve booked Zell Am See. Thanks so much!
DID YOU FLY IN AND OUT OF ZURICH? THANKS!