First-time poster here looking for some high-level guidance on how to round out a ~12-day honeymoon this summer, likely in July.
My wife and I were planning on flying into Paris and doing about 3 days there, then taking the train to Strasbourg and doing a couple more in Strasbourg and/or Colmar. We'll have about a week to play with from there, and we'd love to spend it predominantly in Switzerland. The Berner Oberland is pretty much locked-in as a target for at least 3 days -- we had our eye on a place in Grindelwald, but would be open to other recs -- but we're not sure what to target other than that. Priorities include:
- Good food/drink options: We're not clubbing types but are night owls and enjoy good beer/wine/cocktails.
- Walkability: With the exception of occasional cabs to hotels, we're hoping to get around via train and on foot -- no rental car.
- Access: Ideally not somewhere where it's horrifically painful to get to/from the BO.
- Scenery: Would like some charm; mountain views ideal but not a requirement given that we'd also do the BO.
We've done some cursory research but would love some input from the crowds. Would the bigger cities like Zurich or Geneva be worth spending some time in? Are the fancy ski resort towns (St. Moritz, Gstaad) cool to visit in the summer? Are any of the other cities (Luzern, Lausanne, Bern, Thun) known to be fun, particularly for nice walks and restaurants/nightlife?
Any and all feedback is much appreciated, and I'd be happy to clarify plans/interests wherever it'd be helpful. Thank you!