9 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: San Jose, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Yvoire, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Annecy, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
10
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  20 h
End: San Jose, United States

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 see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary planner .

San Jose, USA to Geneva is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Jose to Geneva due to the time zone difference. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Yvoire.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks
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Yvoire, France

Yvoire ©
For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Yvoire holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Yvoire takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Yvoire are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Annecy.

Things to do in Yvoire

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Ripaille, jardins, vignobles
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Chateau de Ripaille, jardins, vignobles ©

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hours
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Annecy driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Yvoire to Annecy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Annecy, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Annecy

Museums
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Palais de l'Ile ©
Palais de l'Ile

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Geneva journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Annecy to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Geneva.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks
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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge.

You can plan Geneva trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vieux-Carouge
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day
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, browse the exhibits of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip planner .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

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night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 12th (Wed), you're off toCorsier-sur-Vevey.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks
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Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland

Corsier-sur-Vevey ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine Bovy, then learn about winemaking at Vignobles de Chexbres, and then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Corsier-sur-Vevey online journey planner .

You can drive from Geneva to Corsier-sur-Vevey in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Corsier-sur-Vevey

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Domaine Bovy
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Domaine Bovy ©
Domaine Bovy

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night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Corsier-sur-Vevey to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. On the 13th (Thu), you're off toMarseille.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks
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2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and then wander the streets of The Panier.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Marseille takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in June, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 63°F. On the 15th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Panier ©
The Panier
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major
Abbaye Saint Victor ©
Abbaye Saint Victor

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