18 days in Chamonix, Italy & Trier Itinerary

18 days in Chamonix, Italy & Trier Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lucca, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly to Luxembourg, Bus to Trier
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Trier, Germany
— 2 nights
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Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"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 15th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Domaine des Planards.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chamonix journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chamonix is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
When in Genoa, make a side trip to see Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante, approximately Sestri Levante away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and admire the striking features of House of Gio Carlo Brignole.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Genoa route builder app.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Genoa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Genoa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Genoa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Genoa in July, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lucca.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Lucca, Italy

— 5 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucca side-trips: Manarola (Chiesa di San Lorenzo & Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours), Pisa (Camposanto, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more) and Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola (in Riomaggiore). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, and deepen your understanding at Fondazione Centro Studi sull Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucca trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Rome to Lucca in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lucca when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trier.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Trier, Germany

— 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Handwerkerbrunnen, make a trip to Porta Nigra, then see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Karl Marx House, delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Trier online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lucca to Trier in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lucca in July; daily highs in Trier reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.