8 days in Switzerland, Annecy & Chamonix Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland, Annecy & Chamonix Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland, Annecy & Chamonix Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
2
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Verbier, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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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.
For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva online visit planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Geneva is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, expect Geneva to be colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks
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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Semnoz, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, and then make a trip to Pont des Amours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Annecy trip planner .

Getting from Geneva to Annecy by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Annecy, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Pont des Amours ©
Pont des Amours

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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.
To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chamonix road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Verbier.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Outdoors Winter Sports
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Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car

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Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Verbier 4 Vallees ski area. On the 28th (Thu), look for gifts at Ski Service and then fly down the slopes at Verbier 4 Vallees ski area.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Verbier day trip website .

You can drive from Chamonix to Verbier in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service

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Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercato di Natale di Montreux (Montreux Noel). Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato di Natale di Montreux (Montreux Noel), and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres and then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip planner .

You can drive from Verbier to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Bains des Paquis, Castle of Gruyeres
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip tool .

Traveling by train from Montreux to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 1st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks
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