We are coming to Switzerland for ten days. Our plan was to head straight to Zermatt from Paris and spend two days in Zermatt, but drama (awful weather forecast, super expensive train cost from Paris, hotel bed shortage) made us rethink our plan. We decided to instead opt for Lausanne.
We will be arriving in the early afternoon on 6/28 and must be in Murren by 6pm on 6/30. We have a hotel for two evenings in Lausanne (evening of of 6/28 and 6/29). This leaves us basically two full days, though they are divided up into a half day on Thursday, all day Friday, and another half day Saturday.
We are interested in strolling the city and definitely spending time in Ouchy. My question is whether it would be advisable to spend all of our time in the Lausanne area or take a day trip elsewhere? Montreux? Gruyeres? Leave early Saturday and see some of Bern?
I recognize it's hard to give advice to someone when you don't know what they like to do, but I guess I'd just like some opinions on what you would do if you were me. We are generally easy to please. We enjoy nice views, charming streets, European parks (way more fun than those in the US!!), people watching, picnicking, pretty much anything other than indoor museums which I'm sure are great, but we would rather be out and about hanging with the locals.
I would appreciate your thoughts. Thank you!