In May, I spent a week exploring southwestern Switzerland. I absolutely loved it! Below I map out an itinerary that you can follow.
Fly into Geneva and spend 3 nights there. One of the days you are there, take a day trip to Annecy, France. Check out my blog post on what you should do, where you should stay, and where you should eat in Geneva. Also, check out my blog post on Annecy.
- Nights: 3
- Day trip: Annecy, France
Then drive to Lausanne and spend 3 nights there. Stay at a hotel on the Ouchy Promenade. We stayed at Chateau d’Ouchy. One afternoon in Lausanne, take a short drive (15 minutes) to the Lavaux wine terraces. Do a wine tasting at Domaine de la Croix Duplex. It sits at the top of the terraces and offers amazing views of the terraces below, Lac Leman, and mountains! The other days should be spent exploring Lausanne. Check out my blog post on what you should do, where to stay, and where to eat in Lausanne.
- Nights: 3
- Day Trip: Lavaux Wine Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lavaux Wine Terraces
From Lausanne, continue driving along Lac Leman to the city of Montreux. Stay here 2 nights at Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic. While your in Montreux, visit Chateau Chillon. Montreux is also a perfect jumping off point to the wine and historic city of Aigle and the beautiful mountain town (famous for its cheese and chocolate) of Gruyeres! While in Aigle, take a tour of the castle and eat lunch at La Pinte du Paradis. This can be a half day trip since it is a small town. However, Gruyeres should be an entire day trip. Check out my blog posts on Montreux, Chateau Chillon, and Gruyeres for more information.
- Nights: 2
- Day Trips: Aigle (half-day) and Gruyeres (full day)
Chateau Chillon, Aigle, and Montreux!