28 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

28 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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28 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
La Clusaz, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Megeve, France
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Chamonix, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Verbier, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Gstaad, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
8
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Geneva is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to La Clusaz.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
nights
La Clusaz, France

La Clusaz ©
Take a break from La Clusaz with a short trip to La Cooperative de Reblochon Fermier in Thones, about 30 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the La Clusaz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to La Clusaz takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in La Clusaz are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Megeve.

Things to do in La Clusaz

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Thones, Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
Highlights from your plan
La Clusaz ©
La Clusaz
Esf la Clusaz ©
Esf la Clusaz
Via Ferrata Yves Pollet-Villard ©
Via Ferrata Yves Pollet-Villard

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nights
Megeve, France

Megeve ©
Megève is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France with a population of over 4,000 residents. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Megeve: Meribel (Elements Park & La Folie Douce Meribel-Courchevel) and La Plagne Ski Resort (in Macot-la-Plagne). There's still lots to do: stroll through Skiprosmegeve, fly down the slopes at Les Portes du Mont-Blanc, contemplate the long history of Le Chemin du Calvaire, and make a trip to Pile Pont Expo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Megeve trip itinerary maker.

Drive from La Clusaz to Megeve in an hour. In March in Megeve, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Chamonix.

Things to do in Megeve

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Meribel, Pile Pont Expo, La Plagne Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Les Portes du Mont-Blanc ©
Les Portes du Mont-Blanc
La Folie Douce Meribel-Courchevel ©
La Folie Douce Meribel-Courchevel
Pile Pont Expo ©
Pile Pont Expo

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chamonix: Val d'Isere (HORS LIMITES & Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere), Oxygene Ski School La Plagne (in Macot-la-Plagne) and Tignes (Tignes Ski Resort & Le Lagon swimming-pool). There's still lots to do: get great views at Aiguille du Midi, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, and take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chamonix online driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Megeve to Chamonix in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Verbier.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tignes, Val d'Isere, Oxygene Ski School La Plagne
Highlights from your plan
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille des Grands Montets ©
Aiguille des Grands Montets

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nights
Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verbier: Cascade de la Pissevache (in Vernayaz), Martigny (Fondation Pierre Gianadda & Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard) and Sion (RealFly, Valere Basilica, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Ski Service, stroll through Bruson Ski Area, hit the slopes at Verbier 4 Vallees ski area, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Verbier travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Verbier takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gstaad.

Things to do in Verbier

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Martigny, Sion, Cascade de la Pissevache, The Thermal Center, Tour Bayart
Highlights from your plan
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area
Verbier 4 Vallees ski area
Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad ©
Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Gstaad side-trips: Lenk im Simmental (Skigebiet Metsch & Adrenalin Skischule Lenk), 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn (in Murren) and Wengen (Molitor & Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, trek along Lauenensee Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Lauenen - Geltenhutte SAC - Lauenensee, and don't miss a visit to Pedestrianised Promenade and Shopping Mile.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gstaad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Verbier to Gstaad in 2 hours. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Gstaad

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Wengen, 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn
Highlights from your plan
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway ©
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn ©
007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lausanne route builder site.

Getting from Gstaad to Lausanne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at CERN, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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