11 days in Switzerland, Aosta & Turin Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Aosta & Turin Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— Few hours
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Gruyeres, Switzerland
— Few hours
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Aosta, Italy
— Few hours
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Turin, Italy
— 9 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Geneva is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne online holiday maker.

You can drive from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites
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Gruyeres, Switzerland

The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Theodule.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gruyeres trip tool.

Getting from Lausanne to Gruyeres by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Historic Sites
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Montreux, Switzerland

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux road trip planning website.

Getting from Gruyeres to Montreux by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Aosta on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
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Aosta, Italy

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Reale di Sarre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aosta online attractions planner.

Getting from Montreux to Aosta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Turin, Italy

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Explore Turin's surroundings by going to La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Milan (Palazzo Balzarini, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, &more) and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turin travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Aosta to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Turin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

Valle d'Aosta travel guide

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Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.