While studying or traveling abroad, a visit to Switzerland is a must. Though on the expensive side of European travel, Zurich and Lucerne serve as ideal destinations for a weekend getaway. Luckily, the two beloved vacation spots are located within an hour of each other. Zurich is accessible to other European countries, with hundreds of flights flying in and out of its airport on a daily basis.
Once you arrive in Zurich, take time to walk by Lake Zurich. Afterward, be sure to indulge in the local chocolate, which is truly some of the best in the world. Zurich is a gorgeous city, so if the weather permits, take time to explore it and walk around. While the city itself is worth visiting, you can't visit Switzerland any time of the year without checking out the Alps.
Just a forty-five minute train ride from Zurich is the scenic destination of Lucerne. Start exploring Lucerne in the city-center. A twenty minute boat ride from Lucerne takes you to Mount Riggy. Once there, you can enjoy a scenic gondola ride, an adventurous ski trip, or a fun-filled hike. Once you begin your ascent to the top, you will be immersed in the beauty of the Swiss Alps. If you are afraid of heights, you will probably want to take the trolley to the top. Don't forget to bring your camera or smart phone with you, as the incredible views and sights you will enjoy on this trip are some of finest around the world.