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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Reserve Naturelle des Grangettes (in Villeneuve) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, see the top attractions with CERN, and take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van.

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Washington, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Geneva to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich — 13 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visiting Mt Pilatus and Titlis will get you outdoors. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried), Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get great views at Harderkulm, identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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