Apr 20, 2018 - 6:31 PM
You will have to decide if you want to go to Milan or not. It is obviously quite different from the alternate you have selected, the Lake Geneva area. If you are going to purchase train passes, they will take you to the Italian border and back from the Italian border. Anything once you are in Italy will be an extra expense. On the other hand, if you decide to explore the Lake Geneva area, and you have purchased train passes. they will allow you to go pretty well anywhere along, around, and on the lake. I am not an expert on train passes, and I assume that Lucas will advise you on this option, and whether your kids can travel for free.
You did not mention where you would be arriving in Switzerland and from where you will depart. You mention Zurich in your second post (to Lucas) so I am guessing that is where you arrive. Are you also departing from Zurich ? The other possible city would be Geneva, and Basel/Mulhouse would be less likely. Have you worked out whether it is less expensive to rent a car or travel by train for your itinerary ? Not that cost is the only factor, as there are other advantages and disadvantages associated with each, some of which are discussed elsewhere on this forum.
If you decided to stay in Switzerland and visit the Lake Geneva are, I can come up with a few suggestions.
Last modified on Apr 20, 2018 - 6:38 PM by Peterli