Oct 19, 2016 - 8:41 AM
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Your itinerary is excellent for train travel.
Especially, if you do go to the Ticino, try to go via the Gotthard pass on at least one of the journeys. You will see wonderful views that you could never see from a car, and everyone gets to look.
Trains are fast, frequent and convenient. Buses and lake boats supplement. They can get you to trailheads if you choose to walk in the more rural areas.
In the Bernese Oberland, you cannot use a car for the best scenic areas. So, you will need some kind of rail tickets or a rail pass for that region.
A rental car can be more economical for a party of 3 or 4, unless the kids get free "family/youth" passes along with the adults' passes. With larger parties, it can be expensive to rent something with luggage capacity for that many people.
This link shows a superb hike in the Bernese Oberland:
That trail opens when the snow melts at round the second week in June.
I attached a few pictures from that walk. Some of them look down on the walk from a side branch up to Männlichen Gipfel ( Peak)
Here are a lot more:
Here is information about hiking around Lake Lucerne: