Lausanne is one place in Switzerland that I can’t recommend enough to visit. I feel like it is some sort of a hidden gem. Not so many international tourists visit Lausanne, compared to other places in Switzerland and not many people even heard about this city. To be honest, I also didn’t know much about Lausanne before my first trip to Switzerland and didn’t see a reason to travel there. But as for now, I’ve been to this city a couple of times and can’t wait to go there again. This is why recommend everyone to include Lausanne when planning a trip itinerary for Switzerland.
For most first-time visitors in Switzerland Bern is usually not the top choice for a day trip. I totally understand it. In the country famous for its beautiful nature, why should you waste your precious vacation time to visit cities? That’s exactly the reason why Bern wasn’t on my bucket list as well. But one time when I was looking for day trips to take from Zurich I googled the photos of Bern and decided that it was time to go there. And the city didn’t disappoint me. In fact, I managed to come back three times already and will definitely visit again in the future.
Zurich is the largest Swiss city with the busiest train station and the main airport in Switzerland. Zurich is a starting point of Switzerland travel itinerary for most international visitors. Thanks to the central location, you can easily do day trips from Zurich to almost everywhere in Switzerland. Moreover, you can even go to Germany, France or Liechtenstein from Zurich. Here are my favorite ideas for a day trip from Zurich.
Lauterbrunnen is one of the most beautiful places that I visited in Switzerland and I recommend everyone to include a visit to Lauterbrunnen when planning a Switzerland itinerary. There are many interesting things to do in Lauterbrunnen and area around. You can do a day trip to Lauterbrunnen from Interlaken, Lucerne or even Zurich. Or you can choose Lauterbrunnen village as your base location and do day trips to explore the places nearby.