22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Brienz
— 17 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 1 night
Drive
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Lausanne
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Geneva

— 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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally look for gifts at Molard Souvenirs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Geneva driving holiday planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Geneva, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, things will get much colder in Geneva: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Brienz.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Brienz

— 17 nights
With roots tracing back to the Bronze Age, traditional Brienz gives the impression of being lost in time.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brienz: Handeckfall Bridge (in Guttannen), Melchsee-Frutt (in Kerns) and Gadmen (Trift Bridge & Sustenpass). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, examine the collection at Sasso San Gottardo, take in the awesome beauty at St Gotthard Pass, and cruise along Grimsel Pass.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brienz tour planning tool.

You can drive from Geneva to Brienz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Geneva in September: highs in Brienz hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Brienz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 18th (Sat), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bern travel route planner.

You can drive from Brienz to Bern in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Bern, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Lausanne

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Palais De Rumine and then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lausanne road trip planning site.

Drive from Bern to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Canton of Geneva travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Fountains · Landmarks
Affectionately known as home to the "capital of peace," the Canton of Geneva exudes that and so much more. You'll find the country's center of commerce, the Red Cross headquarters, and the United Nations Office in the cosmopolitan city of Geneva. Situated at the heart of the city, the Old Town is home to St. Peter's Cathedral, the Jet d'Eau fountain, and the Place du Bourg-de-Four--the oldest square in the city. Stroll spectacular gardens and parks at your leisure, including the large flower clock paying homage to the world-renowned Geneva watch industry. The many museums and theatres nourish a bohemian atmosphere in this French-speaking holiday spot. Tucked away between the Alps, the city lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. Water taxis and cruise vessels lend themselves for sightseeing and yield breathtaking panoramas of the mountains and castles.