24 days in Annecy & French Alps Itinerary

24 days in Annecy & French Alps Itinerary

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Annecy
— 8 nights
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Savines-le-Lac
— 1 night
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Forcalquier
— 4 nights
Drive
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Allos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castellane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup
— 2 nights
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Annecy

— 8 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Family-friendly places like Lake Annecy and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Annecy side-trips: Grenoble (Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more), Eglise Saint Nithier (in Clairvaux-les-Lacs) and Le Col de la Forclaz (in Talloires). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, find something for the whole family at Vitam, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Annecy travel planning tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Annecy is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in July: high temperatures in Annecy hover around 31°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savines-le-Lac.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savines-le-Lac

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Plan d'Eau d'Embrun, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then get outside with Lac de Serre-Poncon.

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Drive from Annecy to Savines-le-Lac in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savines-le-Lac are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Forcalquier.

Things to do in Savines-le-Lac

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Forcalquier

— 4 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Domaine de Charance and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Sisteron (Gorges de la Meouge, Rocher de la Baume, &more), Corbi Parc (in Corbieres) and La Vallee Sauvage (in Saint-Geniez). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Forcalquier, relax in the rural setting at Lavande Angelvin, stroll around Parc Morelon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganagobie Abbey.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Forcalquier travel route builder app.

Getting from Savines-le-Lac to Forcalquier by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Savines-le-Lac in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Forcalquier: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Forcalquier

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Moustiers Sainte-Marie

— 3 nights
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Les Gorges du Verdon and Verdon Les Basses Gorges. Get out of town with these interesting Moustiers Sainte-Marie side-trips: Musee De Prehistoire Des Gorges Du Verdon (in Quinson), Plateau de Valensole (in Valensole) and Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Centre Ville, experience rural life at Ferme des Fabrigoules, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, and go for a stroll along the water at Le Petit Port.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Forcalquier to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Moustiers Sainte-Marie can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Allos.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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 (Sun): trek along Lac des Sagnes, then don't miss a visit to Col de la Bonette, then see the interesting displays at Maison Musee Colmars, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Ondres. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Tete de la Sestriere, then take some stellar pictures from Col d'Allos, then explore the activities along Lac d'Allos, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascade de la Lance.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Allos trip itinerary site.

Drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Allos in 2 hours. When traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in July, plan for slightly colder days in Allos, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Allos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Castellane

— 3 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Bring the kids along to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and CitroMuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Castellane: Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur (in Thorenc) and Le Spa des Delices (in Caille). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the views from Pont du Roc.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Castellane journey site.

Traveling by car from Allos to Castellane takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Allos in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Castellane, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Tourrettes-sur-Loup

— 2 nights
Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, examine the collection at La Bastide aux Violettes, delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, then step into the grandiose world of Gourdon Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent, and finally stop by Confiseries Florian. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Jean, explore the striking landscape at Gorges du Cians, and then head outdoors with Video Top Jump.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tourrettes-sur-Loup driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Tourrettes-sur-Loup takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Castellane in July: highs in Tourrettes-sur-Loup hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips