13 days in Italy, Geneva & Lyon Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Geneva & Lyon Itinerary

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13 days in Italy, Geneva & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Bergerac, France
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Bergerac, France

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Borgo Antico, hike along Hike the Punta Manara, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip itinerary maker .

Bergerac, France to Genoa is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Bergerac in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portofino, Centro Storico, Hike the Punta Manara
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Step out of the city life by going to San Giulio Island and Parco Faunistico le Cornelle. Explore hidden gems such as Borgo Castell'Arquato and Lago di Como. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano and explore the historical opulence of Isola Bella.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

Getting from Genoa to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Genoa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Milan, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borgo Castell'Arquato, Lago di Como, Isola Bella, Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, San Giulio Island
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San Giulio Island ©
San Giulio Island
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Borgo Castell'Arquato ©
Borgo Castell'Arquato

4
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.
Get outdoors at Lake Geneva and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Explore hidden gems such as Bains des Paquis and Lavey-les-Bains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Rolex Learning Center EPFL (in Lausanne), Terres de Lavaux (in Lutry) and Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

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You can fly from Milan to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in April, with highs in Geneva at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Terres de Lavaux, Vieux-Carouge, Rolex Learning Center EPFL, Lavey-les-Bains
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Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Bains des Paquis ©
Bains des Paquis
Lavey-les-Bains ©
Lavey-les-Bains

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get in touch with nature at Parc de la Tete d'Or and La Roche de Solutre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cite medievale de Perouges and Le Mur Des Canuts. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Monastere Royal de Brou (in Bourg-en-Bresse) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, make a trip to Fresque des Lyonnais, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Monastere Royal de Brou, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Cite medievale de Perouges, La Roche de Solutre
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges

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