20 days in Geneva & Zurich Itinerary

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Geneva — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Montreux (Queen Studio Experience & Montreux Lakeside). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Geneve, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and get curious at CERN.

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Washington, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Geneva. In May, Geneva is little chillier than Washington - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich — 15 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Chapel Bridge, &more), Uferpromenade Weggis (in Weggis) and Rothenfluh Ruins (in Wilderswil). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Old Town, and hit the slopes at Titlis.

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Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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