24 days in Geneva & Northwest Italy Itinerary

24 days in Geneva & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Geneva & Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Como, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sirmione, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Savona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

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 6th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary maker app .

Guadalajara, Mexico to Geneva is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guadalajara in September, expect Geneva to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Como.

Things to do in Geneva

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Como is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, get outside with Aero Club Como, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Villa Olmo, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Como trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Geneva to Como in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Geneva in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Como: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

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Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Lido Villa Olmo ©
Lido Villa Olmo
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

4
nights
Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jamaica Beach and Spiaggia Comunale di Santa Maria di Lugana. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Scaligero Castle, stroll around Parco Maria Callas, get outside with Lido Galeazzi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di S. Anna.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sirmione travel route planning tool .

Drive from Como to Sirmione in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Milan.

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Jamaica Beach ©
Jamaica Beach
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan travel planner.

Getting from Sirmione to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

4
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia di Fegina and Beach Bar Alga. And it doesn't end there: hike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, stroll through Cinque Terre Trails, take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, and take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia.

Plan my trip to Cinque Terre with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Savona.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

2
nights
Savona, Italy

Savona ©
Savona Main sightsChurchesThe Cattedrale dell'Assunta, built after Genoese demolition of the old cathedral. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fortezza del Priamar, engage your brain at All About Apple Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sistine Chapel Savona, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Marea. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazzetta Della Maddalena, make a trip to Centro Storico di Savona, and then kick back and relax at Bagni Wanda.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savona driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Savona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Savona, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Turin.

Things to do in Savona

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Fortezza del Priamar ©
Fortezza del Priamar
All About Apple Museum ©
All About Apple Museum

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then walk around Parco del Valentino, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turin trip planner .

You can take a bus from Savona to Turin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Savona in September, with highs in Turin at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Turin

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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Parco del Valentino ©
Parco del Valentino
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get curious at CERN, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Turin to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Turin in September since evenings lows in Geneva dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

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CERN
CERN
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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