8 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

8 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lyon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Annecy
— 1 night
Drive
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Brussels

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Lyon

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Collegiale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul (in Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Le Jardin d'Eden (in Tournon-sur-Rhone). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, examine the collection at Musee des Confluences, and get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lyon online trip maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Lyon is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in June; daily highs in Lyon reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Annecy

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, then get a dose of the wild on Annecy Lake Safari, and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

Plan my trip to Annecy with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Annecy when traveling from Lyon in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Chamonix

— 3 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, hit the slopes at Aiguille des Grands Montets, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, and find something for the whole family at Domaine des Planards.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chamonix, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Ski Areas · Architectural Buildings
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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