Perfect 3 days on Lake Geneva and Lausanne

Lake Geneva is a perfect stopover before or after your hike in the French/Swiss Alps. If you are flying through Geneva, add this quick itinerary to your trip.

DAY 1 – Arrive Lausanne

Arive Lausanne by train.

Take the metro for one stop to Lausanne-Flon and walk to the Lausanne Palace Hotel, Rue du Grand-Chêne 7-9, 1002 Lausanne, Switzerland

Explore the beautiful town of Lausanne! Try a fondue at the Giraffe Bar.

DAY 2 – The Olympic Museum, City Tour, Wine Tasting, Paddle Wheel on Lake Geneva

Take the metro and walk to The Olympic Museum. Arrive at the museum by 10:30am at the latest to have plenty of time to visit the museum and the gardens.

Make a reservation at the TOM Café at The Olympic Museum for the brunch.

After brunch, take a guided city tour of Lausanne.

Hop on the 15h33 train to Grandvaux for a Wine Tasting at La Croix Duplex.

Descend through the vineyards to Cully.

17h30 – 18h05: Cruise on a CGN boat to Lausanne-Ouchy.

DAY 3 – Rochers-de-Nave and Chillon Castle

Today is for Rochers-de-Naye and Chillon Castle. You are free to choose your own schedule as no reservations are needed.

When you arrive at Montreux station on your way to Rochers-de-Naye, you need to get tickets from the MOB ticket counter on the mezzanine level before boarding your train.

Take a trail to the Veytaux-Chillon station and walk to the Chillon Castle (or take a bus).

After the visit of the castle, take bus 201 or just walk to the Montreux Casino and visit the Queen Studio Experience (inside the casino, free). Then walk along the lake to the pier (there is a boat back to Lausanne at 18:10 and it takes 1 hour) or to the train station (there are trains every 10-20 minutes). Montreux has many restaurants along the water and one block up.

DAY 4 – Depart

Train transfer to Geneva Airport.

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