<<"In the meantime, do you have some suggestions for a few hours on the afternoon of our arrival from the U.S.?">>
Check the tabs. Lots of good stuff.
Some more ideas:
Look down to Nov 2 and 3 posts, particularly the last one on Nov. 3, with the map and comments.
Now some questions to respond in a bit more detail:
1.-What time does your flight arrive at Zürich Flughafen?. Have you traveled overnight by air to Europe from the USA before. If so ( or if not) do you have a process for dealing with jet lag?
2.- Where are you going after Zürich, and is Luzern in your itinerary?
3.- Are you a fan of the author James Joyce?
They are not frivolous questions.
And, some useful tools:
In that map, if you look under Points of Interest in th emenu, and
click on Traffic, you will see theoption to turn on an overlay with
public transport stops.
and, the timetable:
Please check the instructions on the first page of this link, and, if you plan to spend much time in Switzerland, dig in and play with it a bit before you go. It is invaluable.
The direct link, which can be used after you have memorized the very useful instructions ;-) is: