7 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Start: Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Yvoire, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
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Annecy, France
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
End: Geneva, Switzerland

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palais des Nations, Genève, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Broken Chair Sculpture. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture, and finally ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yvoire.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums
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The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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Yvoire, France

Yvoire ©
On the 9th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Cinq Sens.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yvoire holiday builder tool.

Drive from Geneva to Yvoire in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montreux.

Things to do in Yvoire

Parks Wildlife
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Jardin des Cinq Sens ©
Jardin des Cinq Sens

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Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Freddie Mercury Statue as well as Chateau de Chillon. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux route maker.

Traveling by car from Yvoire to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Gruyeres.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres ©
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
La Maison du Gruyere has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Theodule, get behind the scenes at La Maison du Gruyere, explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, and finally get behind the scenes at Maison Cailler.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gruyeres driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Gruyeres in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Gruyeres can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chamonix.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maison Cailler
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Maison Cailler ©
Maison Cailler
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grotte de Glace as well as Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi and then make a trip to Glacier des Bossons. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train, then explore the striking landscape at Grotte de Glace, then head outdoors with Brevent Cable Car, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix online vacation planner.

You can drive from Gruyeres to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geneva.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc
Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train ©
Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to The Flower Clock, don't miss a visit to Place Bourg du Four, explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Annecy.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) ©
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)
Place Bourg du Four ©
Place Bourg du Four

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee Chateau, Pont des Amours and Palais de l'Ile. On the 14th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Annecy, steep yourself in history at Musee Chateau, then make a trip to Pont des Amours, then see the interesting displays at Palais de l'Ile, and finally make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Annecy trip maker site.

You can drive from Geneva to Annecy in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Museums Parks Nature
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Palais de l'Ile ©
Palais de l'Ile
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville

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