10 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

10 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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10 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Annecy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Lyon
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Portland

2
nights
Annecy

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Venture out of the city with trips to Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere (in Grenoble) and Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Annecy, don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Annecy route planner.

Portland, USA to Annecy is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Reve d'Eau, Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville

3
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Aiguille du Midi, head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chamonix travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Annecy to Chamonix by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 25th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find maps, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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