Sep 23, 2012 - 2:15 PM
I don't usually check these messages, but since I am going over in a few days, I was curious. Anyway, you asked for comments. So I will make one (with an accompanying question): Why go off to Salzburg when you are doing basically a Swiss tour ? You have left out some nice places in Switzerland as your itinerary stands right now. And Lucerne is right in the middle of the country so it would be easy to go to some other places not that far away, such as Gruyères and the ancient city of Morat in Fribourg, Neuchâtel just to the west with its lake and the beautiful Jura. Saint Gallen and hte Toggenburg (with the Santis) in northeastern Switzerland. You could also stretch your visit to Ticino by a day and visit Lugano nad Gandria and the mountains (easy climb) around Lugano. Take a boat ride on Lake Lucerne ! That is stunning !
For your Day 1, I assume you mean Montreux.
For your Day B, if you have bought a train pass, go up the lake to the area east of Lausanne. There are also wonderful boat rides on this lake (Léman). The scenery is fantastic seen from out on the water.
One other thought, if you do buy a Swiss pass, you are wasting it when you are in Austria.