44 days in Italy, Annecy & Switzerland Itinerary

44 days in Italy, Annecy & Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
3
La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
5
Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Tremezzina, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Stresa, Italy
— 1 night
8
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
9
Murren, Switzerland
— 3 nights
10
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
11
Les Genevez, Switzerland
— 1 night
12
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
13
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights

2
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Annecy: Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre) and Chamonix (Glacier des Bossons & Brevent Cable Car). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, take in the awesome beauty at La Tournette, and partake in some friendly competition at Mysteres du Lac.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Annecy online 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. When traveling from Reykjavik in June, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Annecy: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chamonix, Reve d'Eau
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
La Tournette ©
La Tournette

4
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with a short trip to Aquarium of Genoa in Genoa (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. There's lots more to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, and stroll through Cinque Terre footpaths.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre road trip planner.

Getting from Annecy to Cinque Terre by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In June in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Aquarium of Genoa
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

3
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucca (Torre Guinigi, Le mura di Lucca, &more), Borgo Storico di Corniglia (in Corniglia) and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Spezia travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In June in La Spezia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre
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Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere ©
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

5
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). There's lots more to do: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Verona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Verona are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Castelnuovo del Garda.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Padua
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony

2
nights
Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy

Castelnuovo del Garda ©
Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. On the 2nd (Tue), get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio, thenadmire the natural beauty at Parco Giardino Sigurta, thenmake a trip to Skyline di Mantova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Castelnuovo del Garda trip website.

Castelnuovo del Garda is just a short distance from Verona. In July, daytime highs in Castelnuovo del Garda are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mantua, Valeggio Sul Mincio
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Parco Giardino Sigurta ©
Parco Giardino Sigurta
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio

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Tremezzina, Italy

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a stroll through Menaggio, and then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Sentiero dei Forti, thenadmire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and then admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Tremezzina online holiday maker.

Getting from Castelnuovo del Garda to Tremezzina by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Tremezzina are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stresa.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Sentiero dei Forti, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Menaggio
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, and then head off the coast to Isola Bella.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Stresa online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tremezzina to Stresa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Stresa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Isola Bella, Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Bern (Aare River & Egelsee) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, admire the natural beauty at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, and tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Stresa to Interlaken by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Stresa in July: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Murren.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Aare Gorge, Lake Brienz, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Aare River
Aare River

3
nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Change things up with these side-trips from Murren: Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle, Lauterbrunnen Village, &more) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, trek along Via Ferrata, and get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Murren trip planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Murren takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Giessbachfälle (in Brienz) and Zermatt (Hinterdorfstrasse & The Matterhorn). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, stop by Vogts Corner, have fun at Indoor Rope Park, and explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Murren to Grindelwald in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Les Genevez.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Zermatt, Giessbachfälle
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

1
night
Les Genevez, Switzerland

Les Genevez
Les Genevez is a municipality in the district of Franches-Montagnes in the canton of Jura in Switzerland.HistoryLes Genevez is first mentioned in 1381 as Les Geneveys.GeographyLes Genevez has an area of. For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Les Genevez online day trip planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Les Genevez in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Les Genevez

Parks Wildlife Nature
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5
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from Lucerne with a short trip to Titlis in Engelberg, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lucerne journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Les Genevez to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Les Genevez in July: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, approximately Neuhausen am Rheinfall away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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