13 days in La Rochelle, Annecy & Calais Itinerary

13 days in La Rochelle, Annecy & Calais Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Annecy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Calais
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  5 h
End: Manchester

5
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Bordeaux (St. Andre Cathedral, Place de la Bourse, &more), Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Futuroscope (in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, see the interesting displays at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Cognac Only.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip itinerary app.

Manchester, UK to La Rochelle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to La Rochelle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in La Rochelle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Annecy.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bordeaux, Puy du Fou, Futuroscope
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope

4
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Explore Annecy's surroundings by going to Chapelle Saint-Grat (in Bourg Saint Maurice) and Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, take in breathtaking views at Terra Canyon, and look for gifts at Sibeery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from La Rochelle to Annecy takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Annecy, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Calais.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapelle Saint-Grat, Reve d'Eau
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Pont des Amours ©
Pont des Amours

3
nights
Calais

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calais: Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage) and Etaples Military Cemetery (in Etaples). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, kick back and relax at Calais Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Meccano Lab, and pause for some photo ops at The Burghers of Calais.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Calais itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Annecy to Calais takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Annecy in June, expect nights in Calais to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Le Touquet Beach, Etaples Military Cemetery
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery

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