47 days in Geneva & Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

47 days in Geneva & Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Evian-les-Bains, France
— 3 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France
— 3 nights
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Bellentre, France
— 3 nights
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Chambery, France
— 3 nights
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Grenoble, France
— 4 nights
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Valence, France
— 4 nights
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
— 4 nights
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Le Puy-en-Velay, France
— 4 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 6 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, make a trip to The Flower Clock, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip maker app.

Perth, Australia to Geneva is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in May, you will find days in Geneva are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Evian-les-Bains.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

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Evian-les-Bains, France

— 3 nights
Évian-les-Bains or Évian is a commune in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.A high-market holiday resort and spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), it has been visited, over two centuries, by royalty such as Kings Edward VII and George V of the United Kingdom and King Farouk of Egypt, and celebrities such as countess Anna de Noailles and Marcel Proust.HistoryBirth of an elite spa townThe springs of Evian were still rather unknown at the time of the French Revolution. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Chatel) and Yvoire (Office of Tourism Yvoire & Jardin des Cinq Sens). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Leman, admire the striking features of Palais Lumiere, explore the striking landscape at Gorges du Pont du Diable, and don't miss a visit to Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Evian-les-Bains road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Evian-les-Bains takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Evian-les-Bains are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Evian-les-Bains

Parks · Nature · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"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.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, explore the activities along Lac Blanc, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chamonix route maker.

You can drive from Evian-les-Bains to Chamonix in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Annecy, France

— 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Annecy is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, test your problem-solving skills at Mysteres du Lac, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Annecy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bellentre.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bellentre, France

— 3 nights
Bellentre is a former commune in the Savoie department in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in south-eastern France. Bellentre is known for outdoors and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Reve d'Eau and stop by Skiset Les Flocons.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellentre journey website.

Drive from Annecy to Bellentre in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Annecy in May: highs in Bellentre hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Chambery.

Things to do in Bellentre

Outdoors · Shopping

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Chambery, France

— 3 nights
Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, made the city his seat of power.Together with other Alpine towns Chambéry engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. Get out of town with these interesting Chambery side-trips: Walibi Rhone-Alpes (in Les Avenieres), Abbaye d'Hautecombe (in Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille) and Lac du Bourget (in Aix-les-Bains). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ville Ancienne, admire the local landmark of La Fontaine des Eléphants, appreciate the history behind Statue La Sasson, and try your luck at Casino Grand Cercle.

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Getting from Bellentre to Chambery by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Chambery sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Chambery

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Grenoble, France

— 4 nights

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Go for a jaunt from Grenoble to Lans-en-Vercors to see Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble, contemplate the long history of Horloge Solaire, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grenoble itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Chambery to Grenoble takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Grenoble sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Valence.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Valence, France

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Valence side-trips: Grotte de Choranche (in Choranche), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan).

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Valence trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grenoble to Valence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grenoble in June, with highs in Valence at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Valence

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

— 4 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: La Ferme aux Crocodiles (in Pierrelatte), Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine) and Eglise Saint-Roch (in Aigueze). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, experience rural life at La Miellerie J.D Granade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorges de l'Ardeche, and browse the exhibits of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc day trip planner.

You can drive from Valence to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Le Puy-en-Velay.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Puy-en-Velay, France

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Le Puy-en-Velay side-trips: Viaduc de Garabit (in Ruynes-en-Margeride), Reserve Bisons d'Europe (in Sainte-Eulalie) and Les Loups du Gevaudan (in Saint-Leger-de-Peyre).

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Le Puy-en-Velay online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Le Puy-en-Velay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in June: high temperatures in Le Puy-en-Velay hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Le Puy-en-Velay

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Clermont-Ferrand, France

— 4 nights

France's Liverpool

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Clermont-Ferrand: Chateau de Murol (in Murol) and Centre Tout Terrain du Sancy (in Saint-Nectaire). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Puy-de-Dome Volcano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, get in on the family fun at Vulcania, and hike along Le Puy du Pariou.

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Drive from Le Puy-en-Velay to Clermont-Ferrand in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Clermont-Ferrand are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 6 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.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy) and Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu & Athenaeum). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Lyon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Ski Areas
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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La Plagne-Tarentaise travel guide

3.5
Outdoor Activities · Water Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops