11 days in Italy, Annecy & Geneva Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Decorative Arts, then explore the world behind art at Museo Pieta Rondanini, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Torri Medievali, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria di Canepanova, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lanfranco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Teodoro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan online road trip planner.

Denver, USA to Milan is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Como.
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Como, Italy — 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
You've now added Greenway del Lago di Como to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiesa di San Vittore and Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo. Escape the urban bustle at Chilometro della Conoscenza and Sentiero 6 - Valbasca. Explore Como's surroundings by going to Villa Giulia (in Pallanza), Piccolo Cimitero (in Isola Pescatori) and Borromeo Palace (in Lake Maggiore). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Centro Storico di Arona, contemplate the long history of Broletto, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungolago Stresa.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Como online journey maker.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Como are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
You've now added Brevent Cable Car to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St. Maurice. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chartreuse du Reposoir, take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, then get engrossed in the history at La Maison du patrimoine, and finally contemplate the long history of Plateau des Glieres.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Annecy vacation maker site.

Drive from Como to Annecy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Como in September, expect Annecy to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 51°F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

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 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Musee Barbier-Mueller, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de Plainpalais, take a leisurely stroll along Pointe de la Jonction, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emmanuel Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva vacation builder site.

You can drive from Annecy to Geneva in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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