14 days in Geneva, Italy & Basel Itinerary

14 days in Geneva, Italy & Basel Itinerary

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14 days in Geneva, Italy & Basel Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h
2
Bonassola, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
3
Padua, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
5
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

1
night
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.
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planning tool .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Geneva. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in May: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll set off for Bonassola on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Geneva

Nightlife Museums Parks
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4
nights
Bonassola, Italy

Bonassola ©
Bonassola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 60km southeast of Genoa and about 20km northwest of La Spezia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza as well as Leaning Tower of Pisa. The adventure continues: stop by Il Laboratorio del Pesto and get outside with Spiaggia a Bonassola Liguria.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonassola trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Bonassola in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Padua.

Things to do in Bonassola

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Il Laboratorio del Pesto
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Il Laboratorio del Pesto ©
Il Laboratorio del Pesto

1
night
Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Venice Day Trips has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Padua trip maker website .

You can drive from Bonassola to Padua in 4.5 hours. In June in Padua, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Padua

Tours
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Venice Day Trips ©
Venice Day Trips

6
nights
Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Kids will enjoy Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone and Jamaica Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Calicantus and Castel Thun. Change things up with these side-trips from Riva Del Garda: Guerrieri Rizzardi (in Bardolino), Brescia Castle (in Brescia) and Arte FATA (in Rezzato). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, explore the historical opulence of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Museo Depero.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Riva Del Garda driving holiday planner .

Drive from Padua to Riva Del Garda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in June, Riva Del Garda is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Basel.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Trento, Bardolino, Castel Thun, Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone, Jamaica Beach
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Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Basel trip builder site .

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Basel in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Riva Del Garda in June, expect Basel to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 15°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Outdoors Parks
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