13 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 15 min
1
Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

3
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des traditions bugistes and Musee d'Art Sacre de Saint Nicolas de Veroce. Step out of the city life by going to Aiguille du Midi and Col de l'Echelle. Take a break from Annecy with a short trip to La Belle en Cuisse in Val Thorens, about 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Annecy and don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

Plan my day in Annecy using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Annecy is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Annecy is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in April, expect Annecy to be colder, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee d'Art Sacre de Saint Nicolas de Veroce, La Belle en Cuisse, Aiguille du Midi, Col de l'Echelle, Musee des traditions bugistes
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
Col de l'Echelle ©
Col de l'Echelle

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

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

You can drive from Annecy to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

1
night
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, take in the exciting artwork at Fondation de l'Hermitage, then admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and finally see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then examine the collection at Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Confrerie, and finally view the masterpieces at Plexus Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Musée de Montreux, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, then try your luck at Casino de Montreux, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montreux road trip app .

Montreux is just a short distance from Lausanne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vevey, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get outdoors at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Mt Pilatus. Swiss Museum of Transport and Richard Wagner Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Lucerne to go to Brienz and see Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, see the interesting displays at Schachmuseum, and get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Lucerne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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