14 days in Italy, Geneva & Lyon Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Geneva & Lyon Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais.

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If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, find something for the whole family at AviaSim Lyon, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

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Drive from Geneva to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Turin, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Magic

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 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Piazza Castello, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and finally get engrossed in the history at Borgo Medievale.

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Drive from Lyon to Turin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Milan, Italy

— 3 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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, and take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), then examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Broken Chair Sculpture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then look for gifts at Molard Souvenirs, and then engage your brain at CERN.

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Traveling by flight from Milan to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Shopping
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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.