My wife and I are looking for some ideas for a trip to Europe in May. The only "must" is that we do Switzerland for 5-6 days. Otherwise we are COMPLETELY open to anyone's advice. We mostly want beautiful areas with good hiking, photography opportunities (I am a photographer), and not too much snow.
The tentative plans for our trip are below
- Fly into Munich. I love beer so going to check a few of the breweries out. Also using it as a base camp to do some hiking near Garmisch-Partenkirchen area.
- Spend a couple nights in Salzburg. Hike a few of the scenic areas there.
- Spend one night in Trento Italy. A quick hike somewhere to see the dolomite mountains.
- Spend one night in Florence to see the sights/eat some food
- Cinque Terre for 1 day. Hike the high trail from Volastra to Corniglia.
- Five nights in the Grindelwald area. Use that as a base camp to check out some hikes, visit Grueyere etc.
- Zurich for the night before flying back home to Pittsburgh
[Link to visual map of proposed trip]
My questions are:
- Will the weather be decent in these areas for hiking in late May?
- Is the itinerary too aggressive ?
- Should we do public transportation? I looked into a rental car, and it seems to be the cheaper option.
Thanks so much!