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Trip List by lifeIlove

Geneva day trips

21 Jul 2006  Went to geneva for business, but added on 4 days of vacation. Married couple, no kids
3.5 of 5 stars based on 5 votes

enjoyable day trips from Geneva

  • 1. Chamonix
    Chamonix, Haute-Savoie

    Easy day trip from Geneva if you drive - 1 hr and half. The train ride is supposedly beautiful. However, it takes 3 hours. We had a very enjoyable day, but I would have liked to stay a bit longer.

    You simply have to take the smaller cable car from the top of Mont Blanc to Helbronner. It was beautiful and the tourist crowds thin out up there.

  • 2. Gruyeres
    Gruyeres, La Gruyere

    Medieval village - very pretty. Can be touristy, but if you go early and walk further than just the entry corridor with little shops you are rewarded with beautiful views. I recommend having a bowl of raspberries with their famous creme.

  • 3. Fribourg
    Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland

    Great little town. Beautiful walks, but be prepared for hills. This is about 2 hours from Geneva, but still very doable as a daytrip.

  • 4. Montreux
    Montreux, Canton of Vaud

    Had a great time at Chateau Chillon. Go early and possibly on a weekday to avoid the crowds. Information pamphlets in English to correspond with numbered rooms, was helpful. Easy day trip from Geneva.