I posted this earlier and received some good advice, but can not locate the previous post, to ask some additional questions. We arrive in Zurich day 1 from the US at 11am. We want to check in the Hirschen Hotel and do a walking tour of the center, just scenery and shops, not museums. Day 2 our flight doesn't leave until 22:45pm, so think we need to be back to the airport about 19:45pm. We are looking at spending the day in either Rapperswil or Lucern. We like Lucern, but is this realistic to do? I doubt we will be able to go up Mt. Pilatus? Someone posted taking a bus from Lucern to Pilatus but is just the basae worth visiting? We need some logistical help and suggestions due to our limited schedule. We would like to see the Alps and some coutryside, if possible. Thank you.