12 days in Geneva, Lausanne & Montreux Itinerary

12 days in Geneva, Lausanne & Montreux Itinerary

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12 days in Geneva, Lausanne & Montreux Itinerary

Start: El Paso
fly:  16 h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Montreux
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  32 h 30 min
End: El Paso

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to The Flower Clock. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online sightseeing planner .

El Paso, USA to Geneva is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from El Paso to Geneva, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Paso in June, expect nights in Geneva to be slightly colder, around 56°F, while days are colder, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Room Escape Games
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne and then go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Jeunes Rives, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Ville, then get a taste of the local shopping with Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Hotel de Ville
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Jeunes Rives ©
Jeunes Rives

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Chaplin's World. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Escaliers du Marche. Venture out of the city with trips to Outlet Aubonne (in Aubonne), Adelboden (in Adelboden) and Place de la Palud (in Lausanne). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Cloitre, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Montreux trip itinerary builder tool .

Montreux is very close to Lausanne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lausanne, Outlet Aubonne, Eglise du Cloitre, Chateau de Chillon, Adelboden
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
On the 8th (Sat), let the kids burn off some steam at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Plexus Art Gallery and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Geneva online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Montreux to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Montreux, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz
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Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Plexus Art Gallery ©
Plexus Art Gallery

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