15 days in French Alps Itinerary

15 days in French Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Alps trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Valberg
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Valberg
Drive
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Le Monetier-les-Bains
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savines-le-Lac
— 3 nights
Drive
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Forcalquier
— 5 nights
Drive
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Castellane
— 4 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Valberg

On the 2nd (Fri), hike along Sentier Planetaire.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valberg trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Valberg is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Valberg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with highs in Valberg at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Le Monetier-les-Bains.

Things to do in Valberg

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Le Monetier-les-Bains

— 2 nights
Le Monêtier-les-Bains is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.GeographyLe Monêtier-les-Bains is the highest village of the French ski resort of Serre Chevalier at 1,500m. On the 3rd (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then get a dose of the wild on Bureau Montagne Visa Trekking. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Vallee de la Claree, then head outdoors with Col de l'Echelle, and then get outside with Serre Chevalier Sensation.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Le Monetier-les-Bains road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Valberg to Le Monetier-les-Bains takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savines-le-Lac.

Things to do in Le Monetier-les-Bains

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Savines-le-Lac

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Lac de Serre-Poncon and Plan d'Eau d'Embrun. Step off the beaten path and head to Abbaye de Boscodon and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savines-le-Lac: Visite guidee de la Mine d'Argent du Fournel (in L'Argentiere-la-Bessee), Apiland Nature (in Rousset) and The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier (in Reotier). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Muséoscope Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real, admire the landmark architecture of Fort de Mont-Dauphin, and cool off at Aquaparc embrun.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savines-le-Lac road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Le Monetier-les-Bains to Savines-le-Lac takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Forcalquier.

Things to do in Savines-le-Lac

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Forcalquier

— 5 nights
Forcalquier is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.Forcalquier is located between the Lure and Luberon mountain ranges, about 30km south of Sisteron and 10km west of the Durance river. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Sauvan and Le Circuit de la Vieille Ville et les Andrones are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Lac D'esparron and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Forcalquier: Parc Morelon (in Greoux les Bains), Valensole (Plateau de Valensole & Lavande Angelvin) and Sisteron (Gorges de la Meouge & Rocher de la Baume). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Maison Alexandra David-Neel, get all the equipment you need at Aquattitude, get outside with Gorges D'Oppedette, and step into the grandiose world of Medieval castle Simiane-la-Rotonde.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Forcalquier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savines-le-Lac to Forcalquier takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Savines-le-Lac in July, expect nights in Forcalquier to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Castellane.

Things to do in Forcalquier

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castellane

— 4 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gorges de Daluis and Climbing Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Les Gorges du Verdon and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Castellane's surroundings by going to Colmars-les-Alpes (in Colmars) and Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon). There's more to do: examine the collection at CitroMuseum and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Castellane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Forcalquier to Castellane takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips