We will be 4 adults (active 60y/o) on a first visit to Switzerland. We will arrive Zurich on 9/11 and take the train from the airport to Lucerne. We have reservations at Hotel des Balances for 2 nights. I am having a very hard time deciding where to spend the next two nights!! I hope you can help. After the 4th night in Switzerland we will take the train to Lake Como. It seems the Bernina Express from Chur or St. Moritz would be very scenice as well as convenient to travel from Switzerland to Lake Como. I am beginning to wonder if we should spend 3 nights in Lucerne (doing day trips) then the 4th night in Chur or St. Moritz prior to taking the train to Lake Como???
Or.....should we forget about the Bernina Express and head more south towards Lugano? Then take the train from Lugano to Lake Como??
We are very happy to rent a car for the last two nights in Switzerland if that would allow us to see and do more.
We like upscale accommodations, pretty views, nice restaurants, & charming towns. Any advice would greatly appreciated!!