16 days in French Alps, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval & Chamonix Itinerary

16 days in French Alps, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval & Chamonix Itinerary

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16 days in French Alps, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval & Chamonix Itinerary

Start: Trondheim, Norway
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Embrun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Montgenevre
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Sisteron
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Castellane
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Trondheim, Norway

2
nights
Embrun

Embrun ©
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 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Col de la Bonette, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Boscodon, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier Serre-Poncon. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Plan d'Eau d'Embrun, then make a splash at Aquaparc embrun, and then head outdoors with Lac de Serre-Poncon.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Embrun road trip site .

Trondheim, Norway to Embrun is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Trondheim in July, with highs in Embrun at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Montgenevre.

Things to do in Embrun

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parc Animalier Serre-Poncon, Abbaye de Boscodon, River Rafting & Tubing, Lac de Serre-Poncon, Col de la Bonette
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Plan d'Eau d'Embrun ©
Plan d'Eau d'Embrun
Aquaparc embrun ©
Aquaparc embrun
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Montgenevre

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): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then hit the slopes at Luge Monty Express.

To find traveler tips, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Montgenevre road trip planning website .

You can drive from Embrun to Montgenevre in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Embrun in July since evenings lows in Montgenevre dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval.

Things to do in Montgenevre

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, River Rafting & Tubing
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Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval

Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get outside with Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Via Ferrata du Mont, then get outside with Cascade du Rouget, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges des Tines, then stroll through La Bourgeoise, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Benit.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval trip planner.

Drive from Montgenevre to Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Montgenevre in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lac Benit, La Bourgeoise
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La Bourgeoise ©
La Bourgeoise
River Rafting & Tubing
Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval ©
Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval

3
nights
Chamonix

"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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parc de Merlet and Domaine des Planards. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiguille du Midi.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval to Chamonix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sisteron.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Parc de Merlet ©
Parc de Merlet
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi

2
nights
Sisteron

Sisteron is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Sisteron is situated on the banks of the River Durance just after the confluence of the rivers Buëch and Sasse. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Vallee Sauvage, steep yourself in history at La Citadelle de Sisteron, and then find something for the whole family at Corbi Parc. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, then don't miss a visit to Domaine de Charance, and then look for gifts at Apiland Nature.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sisteron online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Sisteron takes 5 hours. In July in Sisteron, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Sisteron

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Vallee Sauvage, Apiland Nature, Horseback Riding Tours, Domaine de Charance, Corbi Parc
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Horseback Riding Tours
Apiland Nature ©
Apiland Nature
La Citadelle de Sisteron ©
La Citadelle de Sisteron

2
nights
Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Moustiers Sainte-Marie ©
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Centre Ville, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes La Palud, then contemplate the waterfront views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Faience. On your second day here, make a trip to Plateau de Valensole, see the interesting displays at Musee De Prehistoire Des Gorges Du Verdon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moustiers Sainte-Marie online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Sisteron to Moustiers Sainte-Marie takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Route des Cretes La Palud, Musee De Prehistoire Des Gorges Du Verdon, Les Gorges du Verdon, Plateau de Valensole
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Notre Dame de Beauvoir ©
Notre Dame de Beauvoir

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nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Castellane side-trips: Lac d'Allos (in Allos) and Reserve des Monts d'Azur (in Thorenc). The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the views from Pont du Roc.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Castellane trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Castellane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur, Lac d'Allos
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River Rafting & Tubing
Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur ©
Climbing Tours

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