24 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

24 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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24 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7 h
1
Clermont-Ferrand
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Villard-de-Lans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Les Houches
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Annecy
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Lyon
— 3 nights
Tram + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Puy du Sancy and L'Aventure Michelin. Attractions like Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau and ASM EXPERIENCE - L'immersion Rugby make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Clermont-Ferrand with an excursion to Puy de Sancy in Le Mont-Dore--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 20th (Sat) among the fascinating landscape of Puy-de-Dome. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption and walk around Rue du Parc Montjuzet.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Clermont-Ferrand trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to Clermont-Ferrand is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Clermont-Ferrand. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Clermont-Ferrand are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Le Mont-Dore, Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau
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Puy-de-Dome Volcano ©
Puy-de-Dome Volcano
Telepherique du Sancy ©
Telepherique du Sancy
Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau ©
Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau

4
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Step off the beaten path and head to Escale Aventure and Base Canyon de la Besorgues. Take a break from the city and head to Bois de Paiolive and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Grotte de Saint Marcel (in Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche), La Source Intermittente (in Vals-les-Bains) and Chateau Saint-Montan (in Saint-Montan). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc, explore the fascinating underground world of Aven Grotte Forestiere, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and view the masterpieces at L'Atelier de Maud.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in July; daily highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Villard-de-Lans.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Remeze, Saint-Montan, Bois de Paiolive, Base Canyon de la Besorgues, Grotte de Saint Marcel
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Grotte de Saint Marcel ©
Grotte de Saint Marcel
Escale Aventure ©
Escale Aventure
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Villard-de-Lans

Villard-de-Lans ©
On the 27th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Station de Ski de Gresse-en-Vercors. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): tee off at Golf Correncon En Vercors, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Choranche, and then steep yourself in history at Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes.

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You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Villard-de-Lans in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in July: high temperatures in Villard-de-Lans hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Les Houches.

Things to do in Villard-de-Lans

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Golf Correncon En Vercors, Station de Ski de Gresse-en-Vercors, Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes, Grotte de Choranche
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Grotte de Choranche ©
Grotte de Choranche
Golf Correncon En Vercors ©
Golf Correncon En Vercors
Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes ©
Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes

5
nights
Les Houches

Les Houches ©
Les Houches is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.OverviewLes Houches, located 6 kilometres from Chamonix, is a ski resort with a domain which extends from an altitude of 950 metres up to 1900 metres. Get outdoors at Les Gorges de la Diosaz and Aiguille du Midi. Kids will enjoy Domaine des Planards and Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, explore the stunning scenery at Session Raft, and stroll through Grand Balcon Nord: Bellevue-Prarion.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Les Houches trip builder site .

Drive from Villard-de-Lans to Les Houches in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Les Houches

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chamonix, Passy
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Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

6
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Pont des Amours. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy. Step out of Annecy to go to Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and see Mont Saleve, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Fier, head outdoors with Le Thiou, step off the mainland to explore Ile des Cygnes, and put a fun spin on your tour with Mysteres du Lac.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Annecy online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Les Houches to Annecy takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Perouges.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Fier, Mont Saleve, Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine and The Presqu'ile. Step out of the city life by going to Parc de la Tete d'Or and Stade Geoffroy Guichard. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Mini World Lyon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Place des Jacobins, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lyon tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Annecy to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Beaujeu.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mini World Lyon, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Mini World Lyon ©
Mini World Lyon

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