What to do in Geneva in one day

09:00 – Hotel N’vY

09:30 – Place des Nations

10:30 – Birdie Food & Coffee

11:00 – Cathedrale de St-Pierre

12:30 – Lunch at Les Amures

14:00 – Bourg du Four Square

16:00 – Auer Chocolatier

17:00 – Reformation Wall / University of Geneva

18:30 – Lake Geneva

19:30 – Dinner at Le Thermometre

21:00 – Concert at Victoria Hall

22:30 – Le Verre a Monique

23:59 – Weetamix

 

We mapped out your day trip in Geneva

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Geneva

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Nestled between the Alps and the Jura mountain chains, the Swiss city of Geneva boasts mountain views as well as the blue-green Lake Geneva. Outdoor enthusiasts will love skiing and hiking the nearby peaks- and you can be back in the city for a hearty dinner. During your Geneva day trips, explore the shops and top sites and you’ll surely pass dozens of suited businessmen, as Geneva is a well-known banking and diplomacy hub. As such, Geneva doesn’t stay up quite as late as other cities, but you’re certain to find a secluded late night club featuring quality, unique cocktails in many of the city’s neighborhoods

Take in a panoramic view from the Salève Mountain. After a short bus ride back, visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Stroll through Bastions Park, shop at the Plainpalais flea market, then unwind at Bains des Pâquis

The food is by all definitions of the word “artisanal” in Geneva. Pair your drink with fondue, a staple in Switzerland, known as “moitié-moitié” or half gruyère, half vacherin – both decadent melting cheeses. Don’t forget to sample some lake fish as well

You’re likely to find it easy to communicate with locals and expats since Switzerland has three official languages: French, German, and English. You’ll find a lot of French speakers in Geneva, so to greet locals with “Hello”, simply say “Bonjour”

In summer, expect highs in the 70s. Fall is rainy and has temperatures in the 50s. Winters get cooler, around 20 to 40 degrees, with light frosts at night. Spring brings warmer weather, with average temperatures in the 60s and 70s

Arrive in Geneva’s airport then obtain a free public transport ticket from one to the ticket machines in that baggage claim area. Use the free ticket in conjunction with your flight’s boarding pass to travel by train or bus. There are trains departing every 15 minutes

Geneva’s transportation system is very convenient. Choose from a bus, tram, boat, and train to get to your destinations. If you’re feeling energized, Geneva’s streets are relatively flat, making them great for biking. Many places offer rental bikes and maps of safe biking routes

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