Jun 12, 2012 - 1:36 PM
Hello Rod! There are several scenic routes from Zurich
to Milano. A few examples:
- Lucerne - Flüelen - Bellinzona - Lugano/Locarno - Milano. This is also known as the Wilhelm Tell Express, including a wonderful boat trip between Lucerne and Flüelen. You could plan an overnight stay in Lugano or, if you prefer a smaller village high up in the mountains, Andermatt;
- Lucerne - Meiringen - Interlaken: the Golden Pass route. You could spend a night in or near Interlaken and make a spectacular side trip up in the mountains to Kleine Scheidegg or even the Jungfraujoch, if weather is clear. Continue your trip to Brig via Kandersteg and Goppenstein (the Lötschberg Regio Express) and then to Domodossola and Milano. If time allows, you could even make a further detour by including the romantic Centovalli line between Domodossola and Locarno, before heading to Milano.
will help you to make a planning. Please note that most larger railway station have lockers
and/or baggage departments, allowing you to leave your suitcases and make trips without your luggage. Since you'll be traveling large distances, I think it's worth to consider buying one of the rail passes
, such as a Swiss Saver Pass or a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass.
Does that get you started?