14 days in Italy, Annecy & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Annecy & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Italy, Annecy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Malcesine, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Stresa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

1
night
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Plages de Saint Jorioz and then explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Conjux, then kick back and relax at Plage de Chatillon, and then kick back and relax at Plage de la Brune.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Annecy vacation maker website .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Annecy is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Annecy. Traveling from Reykjavik in June, expect nights in Annecy to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to La Spezia.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plages de Saint Jorioz, Plage de la Brune, Plage de Conjux, Plage de Chatillon
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Plage de la Brune ©
Plage de la Brune

2
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Get in touch with nature at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Leaning Tower of Pisa and Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina. There's lots more to do: trek along Cinque Terre Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monesteroli, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our La Spezia road trip site .

You can drive from Annecy to La Spezia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in La Spezia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Malcesine.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

1
night
Malcesine, Italy

Malcesine ©
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. On the 21st (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Benedetto, and then stroll through Spiaggia Fonte Torrente San Giovanni.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malcesine trip planner .

Getting from La Spezia to Malcesine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a train. June in Malcesine sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Malcesine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Limone sul Garda
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Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine

3
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia Tranquilla and Lido di Lenno. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Carlotta and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellagio: Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna), Castello di Vezio (in Vezio) and Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Varenna). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello and get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio online vacation builder .

You can drive from Malcesine to Bellagio in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Bellagio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Chiesa di San Giorgio, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Castello di Vezio, Greenway del Lago di Como
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Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

2
nights
Stresa, Italy

Stresa ©
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, do a tasting at Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, and then don't miss a visit to Le Ville di Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Martino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Melissa Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stresa online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Stresa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Stresa, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Melissa Beach, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, Lake Orta, Chiesa San Martino, Le Ville di Ravello
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Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Le Ville di Ravello ©
Le Ville di Ravello

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Stresa to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Stresa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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