The majority of tourists on their first trip to Switzerland visit one or more of its best-known tourist destinations, such as Geneva, Zürich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Bern, and Zermatt. All of these jewels are outstanding—well deserving their fame. However, we would like to introduce to you a selection of our favorite places, some of which you might never have heard of since they are a bit off the beaten path. This itinerary begins at your choice of either Lake Maggiore or Lake Lugano, both gorgeous lakes in the southern part of Switzerland, almost on the Italian border. It is stretching a bit to say these lakes are off the beaten path, but we introduce some very special villages around the lake that are not well known. From the Lake District, our route then cuts across a corner of Italy and continues north to the stunning hamlet of Soglio. Leaving Soglio, the road traces the Inn River to the upper reaches of the Engadine Valley, just before the Austrian border. Here you find mountain villages that seem forgotten in time, so beautiful you will never want to leave. The next suggested stop is in Appenzell, a moderate-sized town in an idyllic area enhanced by beautiful old farmhouses, lush meadows dotted with contented cows, and lovely villages. From Appenzell, the itinerary loops back to Zürich.
NOTE: This itinerary is excerpted from the E-Book title, Switzerland: Exceptional Places to Stay & Itineraries. You might want to consider the complete E-Book if you are considering any additional itineraries as there are four for Switzerland (three are available as individual E-Itineraries) and they are all duplicated in the more complete E-Book.
This E-Itinerary includes only recommendations (also excerpted from the E-Book title) for places to stay that are in close proximity to this featured itinerary route.
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Revised 2017 Edition