A word of warning, first: 4 days in Switzerland is not going to be enough. This rich, earthy land has more sides to her than a conjurer’s coin – enough to send you into a spin whilst trying to figure out the perfect Switzerland itinerary.
On one side, Switzerland is as bucolic as you imagine, boasting ravishing pea-green landscapes, painfully pretty chalets, and topaz lakes reminiscent of the Sound of Music. Then, when the snow falls, she transforms into Narnia. On the other side, Switzerland is edgy and urbane with a vast array of high-octane Alpine pursuits to enchant adventurers and enough contemporary hang-outs in cities like Zurich and Geneva to seduce a trend-setting crowd.
Switzerland is the land of four languages, a place rich in folklore and tradition, and a country laden with avant-garde culture and world-class innovation.
Yes, Switzerland has enough diversity to make you wonder how best to get a feel for her in just 4 days. My advice? Use the Switzerland itinerary I followed; it’s 4 days that’ll help you experience a little of everything Switzerland has to offer (if you want to stay a little longer, then here’s a 10 Amazing Days in Switzerland itinerary for you to use).
And if you truly want to swim in her veins, then forget car hire and take the train. Switzerland prides herself on a remarkable and reliable rail network, with routes that traverse the entire country. Plus, she’s only under 2 hours flying time from London, meaning nearly every inch of this country is comfortably and effortlessly accessible for a weekend break or longer. Just remember, long break or short, I guarantee you’ll come back hungry for more.