16 days in Geneva, Annecy & Chamonix Itinerary

16 days in Geneva, Annecy & Chamonix Itinerary

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16 days in Geneva, Annecy & Chamonix Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Chamonix, France
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

6
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.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Bern (Zahringerbrunnen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more), Maurice Neyroud (in Chardonne) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Geneva driving holiday tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Geneva. Traveling from Jeddah in October, expect Geneva to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern, Chateau de Chillon, Maurice Neyroud, Freddie Mercury Statue
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

3
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Annecy: Grenoble (aVRena Grenoble, Realite Virtuelle, Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, &more) and Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette, test your problem-solving skills at Mysteres du Lac, and take in nature's colorful creations at Plaisirs Verts.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Annecy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grenoble, Reve d'Eau, Plaisirs Verts
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Musee de Grenoble ©
Musee de Grenoble

6
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jonction.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chamonix vacation app.

Take a bus from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc

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