9 days in Switzerland, Rust & Colmar Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Rust, Germany
— 3 nights
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Colmar, France
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Gruyeres, Switzerland
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Montreux, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

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.
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva day trip planning app.

Dublin, Ireland to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Geneva is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Geneva at 6°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rust.
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Nightlife · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Rust, Germany — 3 nights

Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rust trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Rust in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Colmar.
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Theme Parks
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Colmar, France

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colmar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rust to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Colmar are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Geneva.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

You can drive from Colmar to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Gruyeres.
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Gruyeres, Switzerland

The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gruyeres tour site.

Getting from Geneva to Gruyeres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will leave for Montreux on the 29th (Thu).
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Montreux, Switzerland

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montreux trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Gruyeres to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Geneva on the 29th (Thu).
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

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Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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