8 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Montreux, Switzerland
— 4 nights
2
Annecy, France
— 2 nights

4
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Bring the kids along to Chaplin's World and Cathedrale de Lausanne. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Gruyeres (Gruyeres Castle & HR Giger Museum) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montreux travel itinerary planner.

Mons, Belgium to Montreux is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Swiss Vapeur Parc, The Fork
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

2
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Family-friendly places like Lake Annecy and Reve d'Eau will thrill your kids. Step out of Annecy to go to Macot-la-Plagne and see La Plagne Ski Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to La Vieille Ville, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Meyer le Chocolatier, and step off the mainland to explore Ile des Cygnes.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Annecy tour planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Annecy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Plagne Ski Resort, Reve d'Eau, Les Gorges du Fier
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Plagne Ski Resort
La Plagne Ski Resort
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville

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