9 days in Switzerland, Riva Del Garda & Ljubljana Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland, Riva Del Garda & Ljubljana Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Drive to Menaggio, Ferry to Varenna, Drive to St. Moritz
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 1 night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary maker tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Lausanne, Switzerland

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): do a tasting at Terres de Lavaux, admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, see the interesting displays at Audrey Hepburn's Grave, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Aubonne, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Alexis Forel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint-Sulpice.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lausanne trip tool.

Getting from Geneva to Lausanne by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Montreux, Switzerland

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montreux day trip planning tool.

Drive from Lausanne to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You've now added The Matterhorn to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt online route planner.

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Locarno trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Locarno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Locarno are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors · Historic Sites
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St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Church of San Gian.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Moritz day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Locarno to St. Moritz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Locarno in October: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Benedetto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Rocco, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Tourism.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Riva Del Garda day trip site.

Drive from St. Moritz to Riva Del Garda in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in October; daily highs in Riva Del Garda reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ljubljana vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In October, Ljubljana is slightly colder than Riva Del Garda - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Engadin St. Moritz travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Known as the "festival hall of the Alps," the Engadin St. Moritz resort is nestled 1,800 m (5,906 ft) above sea level and famous for its sunny climate, outdoor sports, and panoramic landscapes. Access the resort via the Rhaetian Railway, a member of the World Heritage List, which brings visitors one-step closer to the immaculate blue skies. Beside a glittering lake and pine forests, the picturesque village features Engadin houses distinguished by their decorative facades and funnel-shaped windows. With over 350 km (217 mi) of trails, sports enthusiasts will rejoice in the limitless opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and hiking.