14 days in Italy, Annecy & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Annecy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Annecy
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive
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La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malcesine, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stresa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Annecy, France

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Plages de Saint Jorioz and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Plage de Conjux, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatillon, and then kick back and relax at Plage de la Brune.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy tour itinerary planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Annecy is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Reykjavik to Annecy, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Reykjavik in June: highs in Annecy hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Spezia.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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La Spezia, Italy

— 2 nights
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. Popular historic sites such as Cinque Terre Trails and Borgo Storico di Corniglia are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Spezia: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina (in Corniglia). The adventure continues: trek along Monesteroli.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the La Spezia trip site.

Traveling by car from Annecy to La Spezia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In June, daytime highs in La Spezia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Malcesine.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Malcesine, Italy

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Benedetto, and then stroll through Spiaggia Fonte Torrente San Giovanni.

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You can drive from La Spezia to Malcesine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Malcesine, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Malcesine

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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Bellagio, Italy

— 3 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia Tranquilla and Lido di Lenno. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Carlotta and Chiesa di San Giorgio. Explore Bellagio's surroundings by going to Castello di Vezio (in Vezio), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bellagio sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Malcesine to Bellagio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Bellagio are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Stresa, Italy

— 2 nights
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. On the 25th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo and then learn about winemaking at Cantina Fontechiara. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Orta, explore the ancient world of Chiesa San Martino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stresa route tool.

Drive from Bellagio to Stresa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stresa to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stresa in June, you will find days in Zurich are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.