Mar 9, 2018 - 2:07 AM
in reply to Preethy
It depends how far into Italy you wan to go to some degree.
You have such a short time in Switzerland. One night in Lucerne doesn't give you much time. There is plenty to do there - see www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne/activities.
If you are only going as far as Milan then you could consider another night in Lucerne on 5 May and on 6 May catch the Gotthard Panorama Express (www.myswissalps.com/go tthardpanoramaexpress) to Lugano and on to Milan. The lake cruise which is part of this trip is splendid if you like lake cruises. The timetable is here goo.gl/RSkgdQ. If the timing doesn't suit you can always follow the same route by regular trains or skip the boat leg.
I hope this suggestion doesn't add to your confusion but in Switzerland there are always more things to see and do than there is time available. That's why many people return year after year.