Feb 24, 2017 - 7:35 PM
We spent 4 nights in Murren last fall and loved it. Very relaxing and stunningly beautiful. We also spent 2 nights in Luzern and felt that was plenty. We did the city and Mt Pilatus. We knew we were spending 4 nights in Murren so we didn't feel we were missing anything in the mountains around Luzern. (Though there is plenty to do in all these areas). We went to Montreux (via the Golden Pass) and enjoyed it as well. That area of Switzerland has a very different feel to it. It depends what you want to do in each of these cities as you decide how much time to spend. I'm not a big shopper so at some point I was on overload of watch shops. I much preferred the hiking trails and the vistas. but it is your vacation to decide!
I found that the SBB website and the train schedules were very helpful in your basic planning. It helps you to visualize the area and the time it takes to get places. You can see the different routes you can take to eliminate any backtracking and to get yourself as efficient as possible to maximize your time.