A taste of Swiss Cities, Mountains and Lakes
|3 nights:||Zurich for a mix of history, culture and nightlife including small cafes on the riverside, and for your first taste of Swiss lakes.|
|2 nights:||Lugano for an experience at the Mediterranean Sea and dark conical mountains rising out of the lake.|
|3 nights:||Mount Rigi for a relaxing time at the Queen of the mountains.|
|0 night:||Lucerne, one of the most iconic city in Switzerland for its medieval old town, go there for its gorgeous lake with impressive decors.|
|2 nights:||Montreux for its lakeside promenade, world-famous Jazz Festival, and proximity to the UNESCO vineyards terraces of Lavaux.|
|2 nights:||Geneva for a visit to the UN Palais des Nations, take a glimpse at the Geneva fountain jet, and more.|
" This is a great itinerary to discover the beautiful sights in Switzerland and get your breath taken away in just two weeks. The recommendations include some very nice hotels and restaurants that can be pricey but the overall itinerary is still a great source of inspiration for any budget! If you are time constrained, you could easily save a day in Zurich, a day in Geneva and you could also shorten the time spend on Mt. Rigi. "
Some general information:
Three other recommended spots in Switzerland are: Bern, the capital, famous for its bears and picturesque medieval center; Gruyère where you can learn how to make the most famous Swiss cheese of the same name, as well as visit an amazing medieval castle with mountains in the background and the Cailler chocolate museum. Last but not least, Interlaken that can be a stop in between Lucerne and Montreux.
Taking the train is the best way to get around in Switzerland. It is (almost) always on time, and runs frequently. You can always check the schedule on the [ www.sbb.ch/en official website]. Consider buying the Swiss Travel Pass for a week that will grant you unlimited access to all public trains, bus and boats as well as most of the museums in the country.