Sep 13, 2016 - 12:49 AM
in reply to Bmpermie
You have time for two bases.
Train travel within Switzerland is fast and convenient, allowing for many easy day trips.
Zürich per se is not all that great for the average "quick hit " tourist.
However, the cultural wealth rewards some time spent there.
For example, you will rarely find a museum as stellar as the Museum Rietberg. And, Reinhart's "Am Römerholz" has a privately collected and curated collection of masterpieces (in Winterthur.)
Zürich is only an hour from Luzern by train. Winterthur is a bit further east.
In Luzern, the Rosengart collection close the main station has a spectacular collection of Picasso's and about 100 Klee's , arranged in chronological order. Also, another neat Picasso museum in the old town.
Basel, in the Beyeler (in suburb near Germany), has one of the most overwhelming museums in Europe, not to mention the Kunsthalle in central Basel. Don't miss the Tinguely water sculpture, 10 minutes from the main station..
Take a lake boat ride on Lake Lucerne...In addition to the link provided by Arno, and further links within the Lucern link,
some of the pictures in the latter part of this thread may be helpful: