Four nights: Friday, June 22 to Tuesday, June 26
Nestled next to an alpine lake and surrounded by Swiss Alps, Lucerne is right up there with the most scenic cities of our trip. With three full days and a comfy apartment, we didn’t actually end up doing a lot while we were in Lucern. The first couple of days were spent checking out the town, including the 30-minute walk from our apartment along the shores of Lake Lucern to the city center. We took a reasonably informative walking tour offered by the Tourist Information office and spent some time checking out the remaining portions of the city wall. On our final day, we debated a day trip to Zurich, but instead paid a visit to the Swiss Museum of Transport, which was quite huge and comprehensive. The downside was that tickets were $30 each, but it turns out that Switzerland is fairly expensive. Don’t get me started on the $85 lunch we had one day (though it was tasty!).