Actually, none of the above! Switzerland's best assets are her mountain villages and her incredible country scenery, which you won't see much of if you're just rushing through and staying in a city.
With that choice, I think I would go for Luzern, which will give you incredible mountain & lakes scenery, a quaint old town, and lots of history. Yes, Luzern is also a city, and it has lots of tourists, but you forget all that when you're out on a ferry boat looking at the lakeside villages, etc.
I'm with you Swandav, I think Vevey or Montreux are at the more attractive end of lake Geneva, but I'm sure there will be plenty of campaigners for Geneva.
Travel on expressways (indicated by green signs with a white expressway symbol) requires purchase of a sticker or “vignette,” which must be affixed to the car’s windshield. Vignettes can be purchased a most border crossings points, gas stations and at Swiss post offices. Drivers using the highway system without a vignette are subject to hefty fines levied on the spot.
For more information about were Switzerland Vignettes are required go to www.swisstravelsystem.com/index.php…
On the second line under Vignettes click on the Circle i. A very small map will come up. Click on the map and it will be larger.
You are also supposed to have an International Drivers Permit - especially in Italy.
All thank you so much. I'm now getting nervously excited about our UK/Europe holiday quickly approaching....with still lots of questions to ask regarding other cities....Lyn