12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Chamonix
— 1 night
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Annecy
— 1 night
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Briancon
— 1 night
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Grenoble
— 1 night
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Valence
— 2 nights
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Bourg-en-Bresse
— 1 night
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Baume-les-Messieurs
— 1 night
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Troyes
— 1 night
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Colmar
— 2 nights

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Chamonix

Chamonix ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chamonix Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix visit planner.

Birmingham, UK to Chamonix is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from Birmingham to Chamonix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

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Annecy

Annecy ©

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, then head off the coast to Ile des Cygnes, and finally take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Annecy travel route planner.

Drive from Chamonix to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Briancon.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier

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Briancon

Briancon ©
Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then make a trip to Cite Vauban, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Michel.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Briancon trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Annecy to Briancon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Briancon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cite Vauban ©
Cite Vauban
River Rafting & Tubing
Eglise Saint-Michel ©
Eglise Saint-Michel

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Grenoble

Grenoble ©

Capital of the Alps

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.
On the 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Dauphinois, then explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grenoble road trip planner.

Drive from Briancon to Grenoble in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Grenoble are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Valence.

Things to do in Grenoble

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

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Valence

Valence ©
On the 17th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Domaine Philippe et Vincent Jaboulet, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stop by La Ferme aux Crocodiles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Grignan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Cite du Chocolat Valrhona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, and finally contemplate the long history of Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Valence trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Grenoble to Valence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grenoble in August, with highs in Valence at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bourg-en-Bresse.

Things to do in Valence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Room Escape Games
La Ferme aux Crocodiles ©
La Ferme aux Crocodiles

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Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse ©
Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in eastern France, capital of the Ain department, and the capital of the ancient province of Bresse (Arpitan: Brêsse). Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Musee de la Bresse-Domaine des Planons, then head outdoors with Parcours Aventure de la Bresse, and then admire the landmark architecture of Monastere Royal de Brou.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bourg-en-Bresse online day trip planner.

You can drive from Valence to Bourg-en-Bresse in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Valence, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bourg-en-Bresse, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baume-les-Messieurs.

Things to do in Bourg-en-Bresse

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parcours Aventure de la Bresse ©
Parcours Aventure de la Bresse
Monastere Royal de Brou
Monastere Royal de Brou
Musee de la Bresse-Domaine des Planons ©
Musee de la Bresse-Domaine des Planons

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Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs ©
Baume-les-Messieurs is a commune in the Jura department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.The village lies within the most extensive of the steephead valleys of the Jura escarpment, the Reculée de Baume. On the 20th (Tue), explore the activities along Lac de Chalain, get outside with Cascade de Tufs, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Baume-les-Messieurs journey planner.

Drive from Bourg-en-Bresse to Baume-les-Messieurs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Baume-les-Messieurs can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Troyes.

Things to do in Baume-les-Messieurs

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cascade de Tufs ©
Cascade de Tufs
Lac de Chalain ©
Lac de Chalain

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Troyes

Troyes ©

Jerusalem of Stained Glass

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
On the 21st (Wed), stop by Le Cellier Saint Pierre, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, then see the interesting displays at Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Sainte-Madeleine.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Troyes trip itinerary website.

Getting from Baume-les-Messieurs to Troyes by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Troyes can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Église Sainte-Madeleine ©
Église Sainte-Madeleine
Le Cellier Saint Pierre ©
Le Cellier Saint Pierre
Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere ©

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Colmar

Colmar ©

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): do a tasting at Domaine Allimant-Laugner, then don't miss a visit to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then meet the residents at La Montagne des Singes. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to Old Town, and then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colmar road trip site.

You can drive from Troyes to Colmar in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town

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