My girlfriend and I (ages 27) are hoping to get a good visit in Switzerland to round out a 24 day trip to Europe. We will be catching a Train from Paris to Zurich on August 7. And we will be leaving Europe from Lugano on August 16. So my current itinerary is:
8/7 - Train Paris to Zurich. Train to Lucern.
8/8 - Lucern
8/9 - Train Lucern to Interlaken
8/10 - Interlaken
8/11 - Interlaken
8/12 - Train Interlaken to Milan
8/13 - Milan
8/14 - Daytrip to Lake Como returning to Milan
8/15 - Train Milan to Lugano
So our delemma and questions then are, if we decide to cut out Milan and spend the entirety of our trip in switzerland (except visiting Como), what would be the best way to structure our trip? Are we missing any crucial places to visit in Switzerland? Is there enough to see and do in Lugano and the surrounding area to justify 3 days worth of time? I also know that Switzerland is wildly expensive to travel to and within which also influences our decisions.
I have tried to think the best solution/use of our time, but there are so many options! We enjoy both the outdoors as well as urban city centers, but want to stay somewhere comfortable without breaking the budget. Sorry my post is so long!! We greatly appreciate any advice!