23 days in Lyon & French Alps Itinerary

23 days in Lyon & French Alps Itinerary

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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Pelvoux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gap
— 3 nights
Drive
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Allos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Martin-Vesubie
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Turbie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thorenc
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Palud sur Verdon
— 2 nights
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Manosque
— 3 nights
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Lyon

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, take in the pleasant sights at Montee du Gourguillon, and delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon journey builder app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Lyon is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in June, with highs in Lyon at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pelvoux.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pelvoux

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de l'Eychauda and then get a dose of the wild on Parc National des Ecrins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Refuge du Glacier Blanc and then head outdoors with Col de l'Echelle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pelvoux online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lyon to Pelvoux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Gap.

Things to do in Pelvoux

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gap

— 3 nights
Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital and largest town of the Hautes-Alpes department. Step out of the city life by going to Domaine de Charance and Rocher de la Baume. Change things up with these side-trips from Gap: Sisteron (Gorges de la Meouge & La Citadelle de Sisteron). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Queyras National Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Ressources Parapente and relax in the rural setting at La Ferme Du Col.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gap vacation maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pelvoux to Gap. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Allos.

Things to do in Gap

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Allos

— 2 nights
Allos is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France.Allos is a high mountain commune in the southern Alps. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Col d'Allos, then get outside with Tete de la Sestriere, and then explore the activities along Lac d'Allos. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lacs de Vens, then don't miss a visit to Col de la Bonette, and then examine the collection at Maison Musee Colmars.

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You can drive from Gap to Allos in 2.5 hours. In June in Allos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Martin-Vesubie.

Things to do in Allos

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Saint Martin-Vesubie

— 2 nights
Saint-Martin-Vésubie is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.GeographySaint-Martin-Vésubie is established on the edge of a glacial plate.HistorySan Martin first appears in recorded history in the 12th century, although there are archaeological remnants of a Romanized indigenous population dating back to the 1st century.The medieval castrum, or fortification, extends along a cliff overlooking Valley of the Madonna through which ran the old Salt Road that extended from the Piedmont to the port city of Nice.It was part of the historic County of Nice until 1860 as San Martino Vesubia.In their 1997 book "The Templar Revelation," Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince write on pg. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Forteresse De La Madeleine, get outside with Sport Addict, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Alpha. On the next day, get outside with Lac de Trecolpas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Planetaire.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Martin-Vesubie trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Allos to Saint Martin-Vesubie in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Saint Martin-Vesubie when traveling from Allos in June, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to La Turbie.

Things to do in Saint Martin-Vesubie

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

La Turbie

— 3 nights
La Turbie is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.HistoryLa Turbie was famous in Roman times for the large monument, the Trophy of Augustus, that Augustus made to celebrate his victory over the Ligurian tribes of the area. Take a break from the city and head to Tete de Chien and Monte-Carlo Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Turbie: Pyramide de Falicon et grotte de Ratapignata (in Falicon), Baou de Saint Jeannet (in Saint Jeannet) and Sospel (5 Sens Rando, Col de Braus, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at La Recreation Champetre, take in nature's colorful creations at Le jardin medieval de Sainte-Agnes, admire the landmark architecture of Trophee d'Auguste, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Michel.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the La Turbie online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Martin-Vesubie to La Turbie takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in La Turbie are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thorenc.

Things to do in La Turbie

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

Thorenc

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Musée National Picasso, then take a memorable drive along Route Napoleon, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Grotte de Baume Obscure, then identify plant and animal life at Plateau karstique de Caussols, then look for gifts at La Source Parfumee, and finally delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thorenc trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from La Turbie to Thorenc in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to La Palud sur Verdon.

Things to do in Thorenc

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Palud sur Verdon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): push the limits with Bureau des Guides de Canyon, make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, and then hike along Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, then experience rural life at Ferme des Fabrigoules, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Beauvoir.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the La Palud sur Verdon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thorenc to La Palud sur Verdon takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Thorenc in June, you will find days in La Palud sur Verdon are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manosque.

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Manosque

— 3 nights
Manosque is the largest town and commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 29th (Fri), shop like a local with Lavande Angelvin, revel in the low prices at Francois Doucet Confiseur, then look for gifts at Moulin Fortuné Arizzi, and finally tour in harmony with nature at Fug'en Cimes. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac D'esparron and then choose your vessel at Verdon Electronautic.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manosque road trip planner.

You can drive from La Palud sur Verdon to Manosque in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Manosque

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Wildlife

Side Trips