15 days in French Alps Itinerary

15 days in French Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Alps journey planner

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to La Palud sur Verdon
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La Palud sur Verdon
— 1 night
Drive
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Orcieres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vars
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montgenevre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thorenc
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport

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La Palud sur Verdon

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head outdoors with Route des Cretes La Palud and then explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Palud sur Verdon trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to La Palud sur Verdon is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In April in La Palud sur Verdon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Orcieres.

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

Orcieres

— 3 nights
Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. Bring the kids along to Orcieres Merlette Ski and Ecrins Vol Libre. Venture out of the city with trips to Balades a Raquettes avec Maite (in Les Orres) and Lac de Saint-Apollinaire (in Saint Apollinaire). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Winter Parc, stroll through Alpi Traineau, have fun at Complexe de Loisirs Et de Detente de la Grande Ourse, and head outdoors with Gliss'add sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orcieres online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Palud sur Verdon to Orcieres takes 3 hours. When traveling from La Palud sur Verdon in April, plan for little chillier days in Orcieres, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Vars.

Things to do in Orcieres

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vars

— 3 nights
Attractions like Pure and Mini Golf du Plan d'Eau make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Vars: Esf (in Arvieux) and Quey'raft (in Chateau Ville Vieille).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vars tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Orcieres to Vars takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Montgenevre.

Things to do in Vars

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Montgenevre

— 2 nights
Montgenèvre is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.GeographyMontgenèvre is located in the French Cottian Alps. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hit the slopes at Serre Chevalier Vallee Briancon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deval'Bob, and then fly down the slopes at Montgenevre Ski Resort. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then cool off at Durancia & SPA NUXE, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Luge Monty Express, and finally get outside with Esf Montgenevre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Montgenevre online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Vars to Montgenevre takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Vars in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Montgenevre, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Thorenc.

Things to do in Montgenevre

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Thorenc

— 3 nights
On the 12th (Sun), Head underground at Grotte de Baume Obscure, then get outside with Canyon Cote d'Azur, and then take in breathtaking views at Canyon du Riolan. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Greolieres les Neiges and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thorenc trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montgenevre to Thorenc in 4 hours. In April in Thorenc, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Thorenc

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips