22 days in Haute-Savoie Itinerary

22 days in Haute-Savoie Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Annecy
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Annecy
— 6 nights
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Morzine
— 5 nights
Drive
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Megeve
— 4 nights
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Chamonix
— 6 nights
Bus to Geneva, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Annecy

— 6 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Annecy: Spa Le Village de Lessy (in Le Grand-Bornand), Vitam (in Neydens) and La Clusaz (Esf la Clusaz & La Clusaz). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette, examine the collection at Palais de l'Ile, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Annecy day trip planning website.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Annecy is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Annecy, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Morzine.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:

Morzine

— 5 nights
Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Morzine: Thonon-les-Bains (Cabinet d'Herve Marie & Port de Rives), Xtreme Glisses (in Samoens) and Evian-les-Bains (Palais Lumiere, Le Fabuleux Village des Flottins, &more). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Avoriaz, take in the awesome beauty at Les Gets, stroll through ESF Avoriaz 1800, and learn and have fun at Ski With Ease.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Morzine tour planner.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Morzine takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Morzine are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Megeve.

Things to do in Morzine

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Megeve

— 4 nights
Megève is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France with a population of over 4,000 residents. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Megeve: Les Contamines-Montjoie (Contamines Ski Area & Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge), Col des Aravis (in La Clusaz) and Lac Vert (in Passy). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont d'Arbois Ski Area, make a trip to Notre Dame de l'Assomption, test the waters at Les Thermes de Saint Gervais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Megeve trip site.

Drive from Morzine to Megeve in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Megeve

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Chamonix

— 6 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"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 trip includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, and get great views at Brevent Cable Car.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix day trip app.

You can drive from Megeve to Chamonix in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 16:

Haute-Savoie travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Well-known for its winter sports and holiday destinations, including some of the country's best ski resorts, Haute-Savoie is a department in the Rhône-Alpes region bordering both Switzerland and Italy. You will find Lake Geneva and Switzerland to the north, the Aravis mountain ranges are southeast, and Mont Blanc, with the famous Mont Blanc Tunnel that crosses the border into Italy, to the south. This mountainous department offers great outdoor sightseeing, and has a large range of elevations from its low river valleys to its high peaks. These helped to create the second largest lake in France, Lake Annecy, and some of the best water in the world, such as Evian mineral water.