Switzerland’s cities are very walkable, and connecting travel is very efficient. With two full days in Switzerland (allowing three nights), it is possible to see many of Switzerland’s main attractions and get a good feel for the country.
24 Hours in Zurich Zurich, the biggest city in Switzerland. And, probably one of the best places to visit in Switzerland, especially if you are short on time.
Duck off Bahnhofstrasse and take some time to explore Zurich Old Town. Zurich Old Town runs either side of the Limmat River which gives the city a quaint and intimate vibe.
Take a Dip Depending on the season; if you are up for a sauna or a dip in the lake – take a right and head to Seebad Enge.
Head left from the end of Bahnhofstrasse where you can take a pleasant stroll along the lake, hire a paddleboat, or, take a cruise. We recommend the cruise.
24 Hours in Lucerne Whether you arrive in Lucerne the night before or early on the morning of day 2, Lucerne is much smaller than Zurich and very compact, so you will have plenty of time.
Across from the train station head to the famous Chapel Bridge – The Kapellbrücke. The covered wooden bridge spanning the river Reuss dates back to the 14th century and is one of the main tourist attractions in Lucerne.
Crossing the Chapel Bridge from the “New Town” on the south bank, you will reach the Old Town on the north bank. Wander the charming traffic-free streets and squares of Old Town.