Apr 25, 2018 - 2:10 AM
in reply to Nik
You say that "work starts" in Lausanne, so my first question is how long are you going to be working in Lausanne ? Are you going to have opportunities to travel after your work starts in Lausanne ? Are you going to purchase a car while in Switzerland ? If so, why not do this as soon as possible and use it to travel for at least some of the 10 days you have before you start work ?
If you want to do some exploring by train, why not use some of the time to visit some areas of Switzerland that are further away from Lausanne, such as the Grisons (aka Graubunden) and north-eastern Switzerland ? Or perhaps the Tessin (Ticino) which is the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland ?
Hopefully your work in Lausanne will be for a good amount of time so that the two of you will be able to use weekend and holidays to explore and get to know all of Switzerland.