Aug 20, 2015 - 4:03 AM
I am spending 4 days in Wengen with my husband and 2 kids aged 10 and 13, from 17-21st September. We need to catch a flight from Milan Linate airport at midday 24th September. We plan to stop at one of the Italian Lakes for a night or two and hopefully go straight from there to the airport in time for our flight.
My investigations suggest that the quickest and least hassle option is to take a train from interlaken to Stresa on Lake Maggiore via Spiez. It seems to take about 3 hours with a couple of changes.
The other alternative is the William Tell route to Locarno or Lugano but this seems to be a much longer route and means back-tracking to Lucerne.
My questions are
- has anyone done the first route to Stresa via train or car and is this a pleasant, scenic journey? Is it a harrowing drive? Is lake Maggiore a worthy destination compared to Lugano or Lake Como? Should we make the effort to get to Lake Como instead and get to the airport from there? Should we attempt to drive from Stresa to the airport or should we play it safe and stay in Milan overnight in order to make sure we get the flight? Or is it easily manageable by train from Stresa?
Lastly, will a Swiss rail pass make sense for 4 days in the Berner Oberland and the one day travel to Italy? We plan on doing the Jungfraujoch trip and the Schilthorn trip. Lastly, should I also consider Mt.Titlis as well or as an alternative to one of the above mentioned mountain trips? My snow deprived Aussie kids are desperate to see snow!
Many thanks for any help.