14 days in Geneva, Italy & Basel Itinerary

14 days in Geneva, Italy & Basel Itinerary

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14 days in Geneva, Italy & Basel Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
La Spezia, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Padua, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Geneva holiday planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Geneva is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in May; daily highs in Geneva reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 30th (Thu), you're off toLa Spezia.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
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4
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. Visit Borgo Storico di Corniglia and Castello di Lerici for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia and Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve. Explore La Spezia's surroundings by going to Punta Corvo (in Ameglia) and Lucca (Fattoria al Dotto & Basilica of San Frediano). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Monesteroli, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, see the interesting displays at Castle of Saint Giorgio, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano Della Spezia.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Spezia trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Geneva to La Spezia with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Padua.

Things to do in La Spezia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lucca, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Castello di Lerici, Borgo Storico di Corniglia, Punta Corvo
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Punta Corvo ©
Punta Corvo
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia ©
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia

1
night
Padua, Italy

Padua
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Padua online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Padua takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from La Spezia in June, Padua is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. You'll set off for Riva Del Garda on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Padua

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks
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6
nights
Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Friend in Venice Tours, Photography Tours and Cannaregio. Let the collections at Palazzo Pretorio and Museo Diocesano Tridentino capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Il Santuario di Montecastello and Comune Di Fiave'. Get out of town with these interesting Riva Del Garda side-trips: Malcesine (Palazzo dei Capitani di Malcesine & Val di Sogno), Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda) and Trento (Cattedrale di San Vigilio & Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni). There's still lots to do: stroll through 035 Riva del Garda - Passo Tremalzo- Lago di Ledro Biking Trails, don't miss a visit to Torre Apponale, kick back and relax at Sabbioni Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Castello Di Stenico.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Riva Del Garda attractions website .

You can drive from Padua to Riva Del Garda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Riva Del Garda when traveling from Padua in June, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Basel.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Trento, Venice, Malcesine, Limone sul Garda, Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta
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Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta ©
Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni ©
Castello Di Stenico ©
Castello Di Stenico

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Pantheon Basel, examine the collection at Spielzeugmuseum Riehen, and then view the masterpieces at Art Basel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Basel trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Riva Del Garda to Basel. In June, Basel is little chillier than Riva Del Garda - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pantheon Basel, Spielzeugmuseum Riehen
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Art Basel ©
Art Basel
Spielzeugmuseum Riehen ©
Spielzeugmuseum Riehen

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