21 days in Sion & Santarem District Itinerary

21 days in Sion & Santarem District Itinerary

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21 days in Sion & Santarem District Itinerary

Start: Geneva, Switzerland
Train:  1​h 45​min
Sion, Switzerland
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
Tomar, Portugal
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Geneva, Switzerland

Sion, Switzerland

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Explore Sion's surroundings by going to Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune (in Saint-Maurice), The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex) and Swiss Vapeur Parc (in Le Bouveret). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, and take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sion online tour itinerary maker .

Geneva to Sion is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sion can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tomar.

Things to do in Sion

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Gruyeres, Adelboden, Ernen, Montreux
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake

Tomar, Portugal

Tomar ©
Tomar, also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. Venture out of the city with trips to Fatima (Basilica da Santissima Trindade, Capela Das Aparicoes, &more), Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro (in Minde) and Santarem (Jardim das Portas do Sol & Church of Santa Clara). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Christ, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Tomar, trek along Wild Duck, and explore the activities along Zezere River.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tomar journey builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sion to Tomar. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sion to Tomar. In August, daytime highs in Tomar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tomar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fatima, Ourem, Santarem, Ferreira do Zezere, Parque Ambiental de Santa Margarida
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Pegoes Aqueduct ©
Pegoes Aqueduct