44 days in Italy, Annecy & Switzerland Itinerary

44 days in Italy, Annecy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Annecy
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tremezzina, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stresa, Italy
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train
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Murren, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Les Genevez, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Annecy, France — 2 nights

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Explore Annecy's surroundings by going to Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre) and Chamonix (Glacier des Bossons & Brevent Cable Car). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette, partake in some friendly competition at Mysteres du Lac, and don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Annecy journey maker.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Annecy is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Annecy is 1 hour. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in June: highs in Annecy hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 4 nights

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 35 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 Manarola, do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

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: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In June in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to La Spezia.
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La Spezia, Italy — 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare), Borgo Storico di Corniglia (in Corniglia) and Lucca (Torre Guinigi, Le mura di Lucca, &more). 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 car from Cinque Terre to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. In June in La Spezia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 5 nights

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 - World Heritage Site, &more). There's lots more to do: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, 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 do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Verona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Castelnuovo del Garda.
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy — 2 nights

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, then admire the natural beauty at Parco Giardino Sigurta, then make 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 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Tremezzina.
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Tremezzina, Italy — 2 nights

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, then admire 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 bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Tremezzina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stresa.
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Stresa, Italy — 1 night

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 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Stresa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 4 nights

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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, admire the natural beauty at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, and stroll around Hohematte Park.

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 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Murren.
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Murren, Switzerland — 3 nights

With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Murren is known for sightseeing, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, trek along Via Ferrata, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

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 take a train to Grindelwald.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Grindelwald, Switzerland — 4 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Zermatt (Hinterdorfstrasse & The Matterhorn) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Grindelwald-First, stop by Vogts Corner, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and have fun at Indoor Rope Park.

Start your trip to Grindelwald by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Murren to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Les Genevez.
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Les Genevez, Switzerland — 1 night

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 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 5 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with a short trip to Titlis in Engelberg (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and head outdoors with Sonnenberg.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Les Genevez to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. In July, Lucerne is a bit warmer than Les Genevez - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

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. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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

4.2
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

4.7
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.