My travel companions (sister and brother-in-law) and I have an April trip planned for Switzerland and northern Italy. Flying in and out of Zurich. Zurich to Milan to Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne. We will have 15-day Swiss Travel Pass.
I’m working on a preliminary Plan B in case we decide to move our 5 nights in Milan to Switzerland. We need to decide in the next couple of weeks to get a refund on the Milan hotel. And of course, come April, we might not be travelling anywhere. But I’m a big planner and so want to start on a Plan B. And I’m super excited to have an excuse for more time in Switzerland. 😊
So, I’m trying to figure out where to put an additional 5 nights.
I was looking at Vevey, as I’ve seen that mentioned in some recent posts. But is that too similar to Lucerne?
My next thought was Basel with some possible day trips to Colmar and/or Strasbourg and Freiburg.
Lugano probably not the best idea due to proximity to northern Italy.
With April weather so uncertain, though we will be prepared for everything, I’m not sure it makes sense to add additional time to the Bernese Oberland area. We are not big hikers, but do have some of Shoe’s suggested shorter walks planned for our time in Lauterbrunnen.
I’m sure there are many other great possibilities, but I’ve had my research focused on Lucerne and Lauterbrunnen.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. This is our first trip to Europe so we do have a bit of “we want to see everything.” 😊