16 days in Clermont-Ferrand, Le Puy-en-Velay & Saint-Etienne Itinerary

16 days in Clermont-Ferrand, Le Puy-en-Velay & Saint-Etienne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Drive to Clermont-Ferrand
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Clermont-Ferrand
— 4 nights
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Le Puy-en-Velay
— 5 nights
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Saint-Etienne
— 4 nights
Drive to Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Clermont-Ferrand

— 4 nights

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port and Statue equestre de Vercingetorix. Venture out of the city with trips to Notre-Dame d'Orcival (in Orcival), Saint-Nectaire (Eglise de Saint-Nectaire & Centre Tout Terrain du Sancy) and Cascade de Vaucoux (in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Chaine des Puys, take in the dramatic scenery at Grandes Cascades du Mont Dore, play a few rounds at Golf Club des Volcans, and explore the world behind art at Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain Auvergne (FRAC).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Clermont-Ferrand online holiday maker.

Sydney, Australia to Clermont-Ferrand is an approximately 35.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. September in Clermont-Ferrand sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Le Puy-en-Velay.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

Le Puy-en-Velay

— 5 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cloitre de la Cathedrale du Puy-en-Velay and Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude. Get out of town with these interesting Le Puy-en-Velay side-trips: Tonic Aventure (in Langeac) and Abbaye de la Chaise-Dieu (in La Chaise-Dieu).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Le Puy-en-Velay road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Le Puy-en-Velay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Le Puy-en-Velay, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Etienne.

Things to do in Le Puy-en-Velay

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Saint-Etienne

— 4 nights
Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stade Geoffroy Guichard and Planetarium de Saint-Etienne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Etienne: Parc thermal (in Montrond-les-Bains) and Atelier-Musee Du Chapeau (in Chazelles-sur-Lyon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, contemplate the long history of Musee de la mine, admire the landmark architecture of La Martre de France, and get to know the resident critters at Espace Zoologique de Saint Martin la Plaine.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Etienne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Le Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Etienne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Saint-Etienne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12: