9 days in Italy, Geneva & Chamonix Itinerary

9 days in Italy, Geneva & Chamonix Itinerary

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9 days in Italy, Geneva & Chamonix Itinerary

Start: Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Aosta, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Verbania, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
End: Geneva, Switzerland


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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. In October in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chamonix.
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The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Crystal Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Aiguilles Rouges.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chamonix online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Geneva to Chamonix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Chamonix

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Aiguilles Rouges ©
Aiguilles Rouges

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Aosta, Italy

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Porta Pretoria. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Emile Chanoux, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aosta sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Aosta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Turin.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Fenis, Forte di Bard
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Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard

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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then make a trip to Basilica of Superga.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aosta to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Turin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Museo Naturalistico Del Roero, Cantina Francesco Borgogno, Basilica of Superga
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Cantina Francesco Borgogno ©
Cantina Francesco Borgogno

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): listen to music at La Casa Maledetta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Verbania.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Fun & Games Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

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Verbania, Italy

Verbania ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Verbania day trip app .

Getting from Milan to Verbania by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Verbania are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Isola Bella
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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna ©
Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to The Flower Clock, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner .

Traveling by car from Verbania to Geneva takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Flower Clock ©
The Flower Clock

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