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Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

Hello All,

I would welcome any suggestions for a week holiday in June, somewhere reasonably easy to get to from Switzerland i.e. not more than one change on a plane and more than 12 hours travel in total.

I would love to go somewhere like Bali or similar, but I think for a week it might be better to go somewhere in Europe. Anywhere with a great beach, food, and to relax. Please recommend if you have had some great hols!

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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

Have you looked at EasyJet holidays ?
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A great website I'm sure, but I would ideally like some inspiration from experiences people have had..
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I will be doing the Lapland Express and cruises between Stockholm, Finland and Estonia.


Something out of this world ?

Apparently there is an agent in St Gallen CH.
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Liechtenstein rocks. Vaduz is the place to be.
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Is there a direct flight there from Zurich or do I have to change?
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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

Sardinia - Beaches are not perfect but the food is great
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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

Cyprus is good in June, lovely little tavernas, great beaches, decent local wine and interesting trips to do on the island.

Cephalonia is beautiful and ideal for a week. Best beaches on south and south east e.g. Lassi.

Zante is also worth checking for the same reasons as Cephalonia, it is a neigbouring island though I would avoid Laganas.....as good as the beaches are the resort is usually full of 18-30's off their heads (of course this may appeal) , also I think Air Berlin start direct flights in May from Zurich.
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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

I loved cephalonia/kefalonia so much so we got married there! It is a great place to visit the beach in Skala is nice and very warm we have been in may, october and aug/sep and every time skala has been the warmest place. katilious was nice we had a villa walking distance from the tavernas. Good place to rent a car and drive around too. argosoli has some nice shops and restaurants too. Even after 2 years the waitress recognised us and our son as they stand out side to greet and draw in customers.

Crete was also a lovely place we stayed in Chania the other side away from Malia. It was very warm when we went in April time you could easily go in the outdoor pool again we had a villa, so june would be lovely and warm. Nice beaches, great food and lovely people.

Cyprus is lovely too equally great beaches and nice food.

South of France there are some nice places to visit there you could even drive. I stayed in Nice and visited cannes too.. lovely beach in cannes.

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Liechtenstein has no airport .
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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

I second Crete!
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I loved cephalonia/kefalonia so much so we got married there! It is a great place to visit the beach in Skala is nice and very warm
Correct I should have spelt it Kefalonia, was going to mention Skala as well we stayed at the muses hotel right on the beach front, had a great time there, though we may have been unlucky as the couple of afternoons we were there were very windy. Other places to see on the island are Fiskardo and Assos. We went first in 1990 before the Captain Correlli film and again a couple of years ago......was so relieved that it had hardly changed despite the popularity of the film and associated publicity for the Island. Really cant praise the island and it's people enough, so friendly. I want to go back now.
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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

We stayed in the 9 muses as well *where we got married and had reception would have been in 2008 the restaurant is lovely there. Has 2 pools as well and beach is opposite and all the other taverns only 2 mins walk away..
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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

In easyjet, you can search for a holiday using a number of criteria, for example temperature of the place where you wish to visit. We used it in winter, and gave 15 to 25 for temperature, it came up with Sharm-el-sheikh.
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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

Italy! Just go by train to milano (only a 3hour ride from zurich). it's the best food :-)
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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

Thanks for the inspiration. I think a better post would have been to ask for Swiss holiday websites, but thanks again.
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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

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Re: Holiday in June - where to go from Switzerland for a week

If you can handle crowds, head to the Cinque Terre, outside of La Spezia in Liguria, Italy. it's spectacular. I've only been in the fall, but from what I understand it is very busy in the summer months. You can fly to Genoa where there is a direct train to La Spezia, from either Basel or Zurich- or just take the train.

Besides that, why not take Singapore airlines from Zurich to Singapore and after enjoying the city, head to some of the smaller islands around the country such as Pulau Ubin. My husband and I spent the last day of our honeymoon here, and I wish we had more time! St. John's Island is also meant to be beautiful.
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Cinque Terre sadly had massive and terrible floods and landslides last autumn, so I wouldn't go there now without checking what the situation is.

But Tuscany is beautiful in June, with the poppy fields and wild flowers - fly to Florence, or Pisa or Rome, hire a car and just take a right or a left - and see where it takes you- and go to the sea for a few days but water might not be warm enough for you - it was 19C and we swam a lot last year in June. Or take a ferry to Elba for a few days. Not busy at that time of year, no need to book - just enjoy. I'd advise the less busy towns of Pienza and Montepulciano, but also San Gimignano and Lucca in the North. Or just drive there - you'll be in Lucca in a day - or do what we do, stop for a night in Etroubles/Aosta area - again no need to book.
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