12 days in French Alps, Genoa & Geneva Itinerary

12 days in French Alps, Genoa & Geneva Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Castellane
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Castellane, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Embrun, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Castellane, France

— 1 night
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): push the limits with an extreme tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Maison Nature & Patrimoines, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Castellane driving holiday planning website.

New York City, USA to Castellane is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Castellane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Castellane, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

— 2 nights
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Plateau de Valensole, get outside with Verdon Escalade, and then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Beauvoir, then make a trip to Centre Ville, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally get outside with Route des Cretes La Palud.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip builder tool.

You can drive from Castellane to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Moustiers Sainte-Marie, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Embrun.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Embrun, France

— 2 nights
Embrun is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.DescriptionIt is located between Gap and Briançon and at the eastern end of one of the largest artificial lakes in Western Europe: the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.The Canadian town of Embrun, Ontario was named after Embrun in 1856.HistoryEmbrun was formerly known as Ebrodunum. On the 20th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Boscodon, then get outside with Lac de Serre-Poncon, and finally make a splash at Aquaparc embrun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Col de la Bonette, head outdoors with Esf, and then take in the awesome beauty at Col d'Izoard.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Embrun trip planner.

You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Embrun in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in June, expect nights in Embrun to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Embrun

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Boccadasse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, then get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Genoa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Embrun to Genoa takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Embrun in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Genoa to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Genoa in June since evenings lows in Geneva dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips