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Switzerland/Italy-advice please

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I am struggling putting this trip together and will listen to any advice you bring my way.
The for sure parts of this trip are a 7 day walking tour in Tuscany, 4 nights Switzerland and ending with 6 nights in Paris.
The other non negotiable is the time...After Oct 20th 2015 and ending before the Christmas Holidays..
The flexible part is the # of days (not including 4 travel days to get there and back from Hawaii.
What I have mapped out so far is 22 in Europe nights-we would be okay with a night or 2 more or 1 night less.
I would like to spend 3 nights in Florence before or after the walking tour.
and think it would be nice to spent the 1st night in Orvieto to get over jet lag a bit and because I have never been there. (Fly into Rome-out of Paris)
The more I read about Switzerland the more confused I become.
For Switzerland I think we will base in Lausanne as we have a friend we would like to connect with who lives in Lake Geneva.
If we base in Lausanne then I think we will take the Golden Pass train to Interlaken to get a taste of the beautiful scenery.
This is where it falls apart-or maybe it falls apart before and I just don't realize it!
Should we stay in Lausanne the whole time so that we can hedge our bet on the weather? or should we stay 3 or 2 nights in Berner Oberland and if so where?.
I realize that we will not be hiking at that time of year, but really would just like to be in the beautiful scenery rather than in a big city like Lake Geneva-if that makes sense?
Also would you advice we purchase a Swiss Train pass but not reservations, once again based on the weather & the time of year?
I will stop now and wait for any replys to clear up my confusion.

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