We're planning on going to Europe for 2 to 2.5 weeks in October. We have the option of either leaving on the 8th or the next week on the 15th. As we'll be using mileage and the 15th seems to be the start of low season (at least wrt air mileage) we were wondering whether there was a significant difference between the two dates as far as weather, accomodation, site hours, etc. We were thinking of doing a rail tour in Switzerland and were wondering if is it worth it at that time-- i.e., will it be too cold to do casual hiking-- or should we wait for when we can get there in the
summer? Similarly for Cinque Terre-- I'm assuming we'll still be able to get accomodations in late October?
Thanks in advance