16 days in Geneva, Neuchatel & Santorini Itinerary

16 days in Geneva, Neuchatel & Santorini Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive to Bern Belp Airport, Fly to Fira
Fira, Greece
— 6 nights


Geneva, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll get in some beach time at Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Get in touch with nature at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee Suisse du Jeu (in La Tour-de-Peilz), Nyon (Musee du Leman, Roman Columns, &more) and Le Chateau de Morges et ses Musees (in Morges). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, get curious at CERN, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, and take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Geneva tour itinerary site.

Lusaka, Zambia to Geneva is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum d'histoire naturelle and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Get some cultural insight at Musée d'art et d'histoire and Musee Paysan et Artisanal. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel, kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives, admire the masterpieces at Quartier General, Centre d'Art Contemporain, and learn about winemaking at Domaine de Chambleau.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Neuchatel online travel route planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Neuchatel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 6 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Domaine Sigalas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Venetsanos Winery and Castelli of Pyrgos. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Santorini Sailing, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fira journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neuchatel to Fira. Traveling from Neuchatel to Fira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.