6 days in Italy, Annecy & Geneva Itinerary

6 days in Italy, Annecy & Geneva Itinerary

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Bologna, Italy
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Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
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Tremezzina, Italy
— 2 nights
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Bologna, Italy

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna road trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bologna is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Bologna is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get colder in Bologna: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. You will leave for Garda on the 29th (Sat).
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

Garda, Italy — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of Punta di San Vigilio and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pista Ciclo Pedonale Lazise - Bardolino - Garda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, then admire the verdant scenery at Val di Sogno, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Garda tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Garda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Garda can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tremezzina.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries
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Tremezzina, Italy — 2 nights

The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tremezzina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garda to Tremezzina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Annecy.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Golf
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Annecy, France — 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Palais de l'Ile, admire the masterpieces at Conservatoire Art et Histoire, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St. Maurice, and finally get outside with YAKAPEDALER.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Annecy road trip planner.

You can drive from Tremezzina to Annecy in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. November in Annecy sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Geneva, Switzerland

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 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Geneva online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Annecy to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Geneva sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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