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Itinerary August Italy-Switzerland-Alsace-Black Forest - advice?

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For wonderful reasons (a niece's wedding), we need to change our usual late April trip next year to either after Christmas 2014, or August 2015. We have talked to family about going for a week to Barcelona this December but they might not be able to go after all. If that's the case, we need to decide if we should make that trip alone in December (and book soon, as it's over NYE), or postpone and take an entirely different one in August. My questions are mainly weather related about August, and I could sure use your help!

We live in Southern California and have taken wonderful August trips to Maine and the Olympic Peninsula, and I'm looking for similar weather in Europe. We have recently been to the Cote d'Azur, and anyway I imagine that it - and similar beach cities - would be crazy busy in August. We're not really summer beach people anyway, like the mountains more. We enjoy gardens, museums, relaxing, walking, good food. Are in good shape in our 60s.

This is my tentative itinerary. :

Depart LA, fly to Milan, stay three nights (I've bookmarked The Yard Milano Suite and Dependance, or Hotel Principe de Savoie as interesting choices)

Train/ water taxi to Bellagio, stay three nights (Hotel Florence or another hotel)

Train to Lucerne, stay three nights (not sure where to stay, looked at Wilden Mann, Montana, and Hotel Schweizerhof, if we strike it rich...)

Train to Freiberg, Germany, and rent a car. Stay three nights at Ambiance Jardin www.ambience-jardin.com between Colmar and Strasbourg. See those cities and the southern Black Forest.

Drive to Baden-Baden (Hotel Grand Epoque? could stay in a B&B nearby, but haven't done a lot of research on that) , stay two to three nights and see the northern Black Forest.

Drop off the car, train to Frankfurt airport and fly home.

Might need to drop one night, depends on how next year goes.

My main questions are: What's the weather like in the Black Forest and Alsace in late August? We're ok if it's on the warmer side, but is it crazy humidity like New Orleans or the southern US? I am assuming that Milan, Bellagio and Lucerne will be milder.

Are the crowds in Bellagio totally overwhelming at that time? I assume that it will be somewhat crowded. Just not Disneyland crazy crowded.

Thanks!

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