18 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Annecy, France
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürichfor plenty of shopping. Family-friendly places like Strandbad Mythenquai and Hallenbad Altstetten will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and indulge your taste buds at Market Oerlikon.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich driving holiday planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Zurich. In August, Zurich is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Theme Parks Shopping
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then do a tasting at La Cave Vevey-Montreux, then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, get engrossed in the history at Musée de Montreux, take in the exciting artwork at Plexus Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt), and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux route builder tool .

Drive from Zurich to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

4
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.
Attractions like Plage de Port-Choiseul and CERN make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Montreux to Geneva by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Geneva are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Annecy.

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul

4
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Annecy is known for nature, historic sites, adventure, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy, partake in some friendly competition at Mysteres du Lac, take a memorable tour with Tours, and make a trip to Pont des Amours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Annecy trip planning site .

Getting from Geneva to Annecy by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Annecy are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Annecy

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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
La Tournette ©
La Tournette
Parasailing & Paragliding

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