13 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
4
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon, Gruyeres Castle
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen), Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park.

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You can drive from Geneva to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Trümmelbachfälle, Aare Gorge
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

3
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Spend the 10th (Tue) soaking in style at Splash & Spa Tamaro. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, stroll around Parco Civico, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, and buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano trip tool.

Drive from Lucerne to Lugano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Lucerne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lugano, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rivera, Fox Town Factory Stores
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

2
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Lac Blanc, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, thenlook for gifts at Le Refuge Payot, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi.

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Drive from Lugano to Chamonix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
On the 14th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bains des Paquis.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva vacation planning site.

You can drive from Chamonix to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) ©
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

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