11 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

11 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes planner

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Chambery
— 1 night
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Aix-les-Bains
— 2 nights
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Annecy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Chambery

— 1 night
Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, made the city his seat of power.Together with other Alpine towns Chambéry engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame du Rosaire, then get outside with Accrobranche D'un arbre a l'autre, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Galerie Eureka.

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Paris to Chambery is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. August in Chambery sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Aix-les-Bains on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Chambery

Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Aix-les-Bains

— 2 nights
Aix-les-Bains, locally called Aix, is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.Rising from the shores of the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France, the Lac du Bourget, this resort is one of the important French spa towns, and has the largest fresh water marina in France. On the 8th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Walibi Rhone-Alpes and then cruise along Maison d’Izieu. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, cross one thing off your bucket list with Nguyen Parachutisme, and then get interesting insight from Green Experience.

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Aix-les-Bains is just a stone's throw from Chambery. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-les-Bains can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Aix-les-Bains

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Annecy

— 5 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Attractions like Lake Annecy and A2L-Parapente make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Annecy: H2o Sport - Evolution 2 Peisey-Vallandry (in Landry), Passy (Cascade de Chedde & Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy) and Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at La Tournette, test your team's savvy at L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy, enjoy unforgettable views with Compagnie Des Ballons Michel, and don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

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Traveling by car from Aix-les-Bains to Annecy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Annecy sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Lyon

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Les Pin-Up de Marc Curial. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, and finally examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

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Drive from Annecy to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lyon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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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