I am still working on the logistics, so I am pretty much flexible with how many nights to stay at each region. We have 8-11 days. Lucerne was the only city we visited in Switzerland just for 2 nights. We would like to return at least for one stay and visit Rigi.
We prefer nature that city, past trips to Europe, we left for country side a day after we landed at major international airport and return a night before the outbound flight. We are keen in landscape photography, so quaint medieval town, mountain, lake, reflection, best location for sunrise/sunset, alpine wild flower meadow. That said, any of these places are currently under the radar:
while in Morges, we would like to make a trip to Yvoire, Annecy if it is convenient with the new train route after Dec 15.
Montreux - chateau de Chillon, Vineyard around Chexbres, Vevey with photo opportunity at St Saphorin. Yes, Rochers-de-Naye and Gruyere if I add an extra day.
Zermatt, Lauterbrunnen, Murren, and Jungfrau region are not to be missed. Prefer to spend a day to visit Thun, Bern and a cruise from lake while we base in the area.
If time allows, we would like to do a day trip to Appenzell from Zurich.
That said, we are greatly appreciated for suggestions of where to base with minimum train transfer. What’s not to be missed while in the area. We don’t mind a little detour if the scenic view is worth the effort. We are couple in the 60’s. We typically get out before dawn for sunrise and stay out until sunset. We normally used afternoon train transfer as a rest break for the day 😄.
thanks in advance for your time!