My partner and I are going for an 8 day trip (April 8 to 16th) to Lake Come/Switzerland. The timing is not ideal but I wanted to be in Switzerland to celebrate my 50th birthday. We will be in Italy on Good Friday and Switzerland Easter Monday. We are from Canada and flying into Milan (Malpensa Airport).
Renting a car at the airport (pick up and drop off). We prefer small towns and nature, excited to experience the culture and see the beautiful sights. Love to hike but also realize that most of the hiking trails may be closed or muddy.
This is my plan so far. I would love comments or suggestions. I want this to be an amazing trip - despite being in April.
Lake Como ( staying at Hotel Du Lac) for 2 nights
Lauterbrunnen (3 nights) - home base ( might book Hotel Silberhorn) then day trips to tour Luzern, Engelberg and Gimmelwald
Lake Geneva (1 night) - not sure where to stay
Barolo/Piedmont Area ( 1 or 2 nights) - winery experience (might book Hotel Castello Di Sinio)