9 days in Italy, Geneva & Frankfurt Itinerary

9 days in Italy, Geneva & Frankfurt Itinerary

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9 days in Italy, Geneva & Frankfurt Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Colico, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Nairobi, Kenya


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1
night
Colico, Italy

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, then don't miss a visit to Forte Montecchio Nord, and finally look for gifts at Fratelli Ciapponi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colico tour itinerary planner .

Nairobi, Kenya to Colico is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nairobi in August, things will get a bit warmer in Colico: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Colico

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Varenna, Castello di Vezio, Fratelli Ciapponi
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Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, admire the masterpieces at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Reale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Novecento.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Colico to Milan takes 2 hours. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
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Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia
Abbazia di Chiaravalle ©
Abbazia di Chiaravalle

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Tue), engage your brain at CERN, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, and then stroll through Bains des Paquis. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), then wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Art Et d'Histoire, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geneva travel website .

You can fly from Milan to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Geneva reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Beaches
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel
Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire ©
Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum Embankment, then examine the collection at DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, then pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), and finally do a tasting at Eberbach Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), then examine the collection at Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Stahleck.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt journey planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Ruedesheim am Rhein, Eberbach Abbey, Burg Stahleck
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Museum Embankment ©
Museum Embankment
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey

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