8 days in Florence & Geneva Itinerary

8 days in Florence & Geneva Itinerary

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8 days in Florence & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly + Train:  15 h
1
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Washington DC, United States

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Opera at St. Mark's Anglican Church. You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazzale Michelangelo and Duomo di Pisa. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Battistero (in Pisa), Eremo di Montesiepi (in Chiusdino) and San Gimignano (San Gimignano 1300 & Torre e Casa Campatelli). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary tool .

Washington DC, USA to Florence is an approximately 15-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Florence reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Pisa, San Gimignano, Eremo di Montesiepi
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Patinoire des Vernets. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice and Chateau de Nyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune (in Saint-Maurice) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, learn about all things military at Musee Militaire Genevois, examine the collection at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in May; daily highs in Geneva reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, Chateau de Nyon, Musee Militaire Genevois, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune ©
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune

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