20 days in Geneva & Zurich Itinerary

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Geneva — 6 nights

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.
Visiting Lake Geneva and Plage de Port-Choiseul will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Montreux (Queen Studio Experience & Montreux Lakeside), Reserve Naturelle des Grangettes (in Villeneuve) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, stroll around Jardin Anglais, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Geneva to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich — 12 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Giessbachfälle (in Giessbach). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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