I am looking at travelling Switzerland next year with my husband and 2 daughters (7 and 9) for around 12 days. I am in the early planning stages so at the moment we are flexible with how much time we have. I am a bit stuck with the itinerary. We will be coming to Switzerland by train from Paris, and Switzerland will be our last stop before flying home to Australia. We are not that keen on big cities and looking at doing some more outdoorsy activities as well as eating lots of chocolate.
Originally I was thinking of starting in Geneva, heading to Zermatt, Interlaken, Bern (day trip from Interlaken?), Lucern, Zurich, Chur and take the Bernina Express to Tirano. I am not sure if its better to take the bus to Lake Lugano or get the train back to St Moritz and then onwards to Lugano via train. Which way would be more scenic? We also want to spend some time in Lake Como if possible. This is just an example of what we might want to see and can be changed for ease of travel.
Since we are travelling with kids we don't want to rush and we are not keen on taking overnight trains or arriving really late in towns. If anyone has suggestions on places to skip or better places to see please let me know. Any advice would be greatly appreciate.
We are looking to fly home after Switzerland so we would need to end in Zurich or Milan, or near another airport of easier.