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: Prague
Fly + Tram:  5 h
1
Lyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Le Mont-Dore
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Clermont-Ferrand
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Grenoble
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Annecy
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Prague

2
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.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, trails, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lyon vacation maker tool .

Prague, Czech Republic to Lyon is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in September, you will find days in Lyon are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Le Mont-Dore.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
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

1
night
Le Mont-Dore

Le Mont-Dore ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade du Queureuilh et du Rossignolet, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Murol, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes du Cornadore.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Le Mont-Dore vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Lyon to Le Mont-Dore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Le Mont-Dore

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grottes du Cornadore, Chateau de Murol
Highlights from your plan
Cascade du Queureuilh et du Rossignolet ©
Chateau de Murol ©
Chateau de Murol
Grottes du Cornadore ©
Grottes du Cornadore

2
nights
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Puy-de-Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tournoel and then find something for the whole family at Vulcania.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Clermont-Ferrand trip planner .

You can drive from Le Mont-Dore to Clermont-Ferrand in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Tournoel, Vulcania
Highlights from your plan
Puy-de-Dome Volcano ©
Puy-de-Dome Volcano
Vulcania ©
Vulcania
Chateau de Tournoel ©
Chateau de Tournoel

1
night
Grenoble

Grenoble ©
At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Dauphinois, then get great views at Bastille, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grenoble trip planner .

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Grenoble takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musee de Grenoble ©
Musee de Grenoble
Musee Dauphinois ©
Musee Dauphinois

1
night
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to La Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Plage de la Brune, and then explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy.

Find out how to plan Annecy trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Grenoble to Annecy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Annecy sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage de la Brune
Highlights from your plan
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Plage de la Brune ©
Plage de la Brune

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then don't miss a visit to Glacier des Bossons, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiguille du Midi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planner .

Traveling by car from Annecy to Chamonix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc