14 days in Geneva, Italy & Basel Itinerary

14 days in Geneva, Italy & Basel Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Bonassola, Italy
— 4 nights
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Padua, Italy
— 1 night
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 6 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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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.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online road trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Reykjavik to Geneva, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in May, with highs in Geneva at 22°C and lows at 9°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bonassola.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Bonassola, Italy

— 4 nights
Bonassola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 60km southeast of Genoa and about 20km northwest of La Spezia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza as well as Leaning Tower of Pisa. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Il Laboratorio del Pesto and get outside with Spiaggia a Bonassola Liguria.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bonassola route maker.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bonassola takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Padua.

Things to do in Bonassola

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

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Padua, Italy

— 1 night

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Venice Day Trips has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Padua online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bonassola to Padua in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Padua can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Padua

Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Riva Del Garda, Italy

— 6 nights
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Kids will appreciate attractions like Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali and Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone. Get outdoors at Jamaica Beach and Parco Grotta Cascata Varone. Explore Riva Del Garda's surroundings by going to Guerrieri Rizzardi Winery & Wine Shop Bardolino (in Bardolino), Villa Calicantus (in Calmasino) and Arte FATA (in Rezzato). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, take in the exciting artwork at Casa D'Arte Futurista Depero, step into the grandiose world of Castel Thun, and learn about winemaking at Cantina A. Martinelli 1860.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Riva Del Garda trip tool.

You can drive from Padua to Riva Del Garda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in June, plan for little chillier nights in Riva Del Garda, 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

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Basel, Switzerland

— 1 night
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.
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Basel road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Basel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riva Del Garda in June: high temperatures in Basel hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Italy travel guide

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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.