May 2, 2018 - 12:49 AM
Hello Rick and others who are contributing to this string.
We really need more information before giving helpful recommendations. Are you staying in Zurich the night before your one day visit/trip culminating in Geneva. Are you able to leave Zurich in the early morning ? Do you have a time when you need to be in Geneva ? If we know this, we will have a pretty good idea of how many hours (not days, not weeks) you have for your "grand tour" of Switzerland. If you are only leaving Geneva for Lyon the next day, perhaps you can get into Geneva fairly late in the day.
If you take the route suggested by 1960man you need to know that for much of the day you will be on one train or another. The flip side of this is that you will see some beautiful scenery.
If you go via Berne or Neuchâtel your trip will be much faster, and so you will have much more time to get off the train(s) and explore cities along the way. The flip side of this is that you will be running through much flatter country.
If it was me visiting Switzerland for the first time, I would be inclined to get a very early start from Zurich and travel via Lucerne, Interlaken, and Montreux. But that's just me.
Last modified on May 2, 2018 - 12:55 AM by Peterli