TRAVEL | Switzerland with Kids, How Much it Cost & Our Itinerary - Lynzy & Co.

TRAVEL | Switzerland with Kids, How Much it Cost & Our Itinerary

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!

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TRAVEL | Switzerland with Kids, How Much it Cost & Our Itinerary

Switzerland with Kids | OUr entire trip itinerary for traveling to Switzerland & Austria as a family!

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! 

Switzerland with Kids | OUr entire trip itinerary for traveling to Switzerland & Austria as a family!

TRIP COST BREAKDOWN


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 Miles would be comfortable on the long flight. If you don’t have three kids, then you save money there too! 

Flights x 5 seats  $3,250 (you can get really good prices if you search early and check frequently)
 
Rental Car x 15 days (we got their largest vehicle since we needed to fit three seats across, insurance and 2 car seats included)  $1100
 
Airbnb in Wengen x 4 nights  $1320 (this place has four bedrooms and can fit a lot of people)
 
Train rides out of Wengen/cable car rides in Switzerland   $100 (kids are always free 6 and under and I had a swiss rail pass so I was comped. We only had to pay for my husband)
 
Money allotment for eating in Switzerland (we ate breakfast every morning in our airbnb):  $500
 
Moar Gut Resort x 5 nights (all inclusive) $3,275 (rates can very much vary depending on room. Can be much less) This was comped for us.
 
ebike rental (regular bikes and buggy are free)   $75
 
Gas for rental car   $150
 
Airbnb in Salzburg x 4 nights  $1301  (perfect location in the city)
 
Money allottment for food in Salzburg: $500
 
Museum in Salzburg:  $20 (if you plan to do a lot of transportation within the city and a lot of sights, I highly suggest the Salzburg city card!)
 
Widder Hotel x 1 night:  $1,150 (this was comped for us) 
 
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TOTAL: $12,741
(This can be significantly different if you switched up accommodations or got cheaper flights (or need less than 5 seats)
 
Now, I get it. Not everyone is going to want to save that much money to take a 2 week trip with their family but THIS is a huge priority for us as a family. It was an unforgettable trip that I think about daily and the kids bring up all the time. We made so many memories there that I will never forget and that’s what it’s all about. Discovering new cultures, making memories and breaking free from our normal routine. If you do decide to go on a similar trip, I would absolutely LOVE to hear about it! 
 
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  1. 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!

  2. 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!!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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!)

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

      1. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. LoOks amazing!

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. 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.