May 31, 2016 - 10:24 AM
in reply to prashantv
First of all do NOT be overwhelmed by reading different posts. Everyone have their own choice of likes and dislikes and they explain it accordingly. But given the fact Switzerland is an entire country, 4-days is tooooooooo less a time to explore even 10% of it. So you should probably stick to the basics, more common places.
July is a season time and you will find crowd so its high time you start booking (should have a done a month or two earlier though). If you want to traverse from end to end in 4-days, you can buy the Swiss Travel Pass for two of you. It costs CHF 251 per person and can be bought here : www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holidays/holidays--short-breaks-in-switzerland/swisstrave lsystem/swiss-travel-pass.html
With a Swiss Travel Pass (STP), most of your train travels will be FREE. You just need to check the train time to your destination and hop on to any of them per your convenience.
On the western side (Geneve) I would say you can visit the Chocolate Factory or the Cheese Factory (if you like them), or the Chateau-de-Chillon in Montreux (entry to this castle is free with the STP). Gstaad is another nearby area to Montraeux to explore. It's the place of the rich and the famous personalities. If you are from India then you might also relate to the Zweisimmen railway station (close to Montreaux) made famous by the movie DDLJ (where SRK and Kajol miss their train) :-)
The best place to visit in central Swiss, is the Mt. Titlis and Jungfrau, with the latter being costly. At Mt. Titlis, you get a 50% discount on cable cars with your STP while at Jungfrau you get 25%. You can check my other posts where I have mentioned the costs per person for tickets to these places.
Mt. Pilatus is another good mountain top to visit. Rhine Falls near Zurich is a good visit as well. The area is quite calm and soothing to sit till evening. As I said earlier - do not get overwhelmed and things 1 is better that 2. Just fix few places and visit them. No matter what, at the end you will always be left craving for more so don't confuse yourself and don't forget to buy some souvenir -- most important being the traditional cowbells, swiss chocolates (buy from Coop supermarket as they are cheaper there) and Swiss Army Knife (Vitorinox).
Personally, in my 3-days travel in April this year, I visited Mt. Titlis, Mt. Pilatus and the Rhine Falls.