20 days in Switzerland, Province of Turin & Lyon Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland, Province of Turin & Lyon Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Melano
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Melano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Ceresole Reale, Italy
— 1 night
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Melano, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Melano is a municipality in the district of Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryA Roman era necropolis was discovered in the municipality. Melano is known for museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, make a trip to Scala Monumentale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, and examine the collection at Museo Della Civilta Contadina.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Melano is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Melano due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Ceresole Reale on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Melano

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ceresole Reale, Italy

— 1 night
Ceresole Reale is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km northwest of Turin in the Orco Valley, on the border with France.Ceresole Reale borders the following municipalities: Bonneval-sur-Arc (France), Groscavallo, Noasca, Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, Val-d'Isère (France), and Valsavarenche. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Giro Lago, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laghetti di Bellagarda, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colle del Nivolet.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ceresole Reale tour builder app.

You can drive from Melano to Ceresole Reale in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Ceresole Reale

Nature · Parks

Turin, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pista Ciclabile Airasca - Moretta (in Airasca) and Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio (in Piossasco). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio, get great views at Basilica of Superga, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclabile Rio Freidano, and get outside with Anemos - PedalaTo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turin sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ceresole Reale to Turin in 2 hours. August in Turin sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Turin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 5 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Nguyen Parachutisme (in Gresy-sur-Aix), Annecy (La Vieille Ville & Lake Annecy) and L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy (in Cran-Gevrier). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, and make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Turin to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 7 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 find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Bern (Clock Tower - Zytglogge, Aare River, &more), L'Hotel de Ville (in Fribourg) and Montreux (La Cave Vevey-Montreux, Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online travel route planner.

Getting from Lyon to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Province of Turin travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Turin (an administrative division of Italy) and of the Piedmont region, and was the first capital city of Italy. The city is located mainly on the western bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley, and is surrounded by the western Alpine arch and Superga Hill. The population of the city proper is 886.837 (31 December 2016) while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million.In 1997 a part of the historical center of Turin was inscribed in the World Heritage List under the name Residences of the Royal House of Savoy.The city has a rich culture and history, being known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture.

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