49 days in France, Vienna & Zakopane Itinerary

49 days in France, Vienna & Zakopane Itinerary

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49 days in France, Vienna & Zakopane Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly + Shuttle:  10 h
1
Chamonix, France
— 12 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Annecy, France
— 12 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 12 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Zakopane, Poland
— 12 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

12
nights
Chamonix, France

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aiguille du Midi and Parasailing & Paragliding. Bring the kids along to Les Gorges de la Diosaz and Domaine des Planards. Get out of town with these interesting Chamonix side-trips: Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval (Via Ferrata du Mont & Reserve Naturelle), Chevrerie Au Coeur de Montjoie (in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains) and Passy (Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy & Cascade de Chedde). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Aiguilles Rouges, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chamonix online travel planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Chamonix is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, Passy, Chevrerie Au Coeur de Montjoie, Lac de Javen
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parasailing & Paragliding
River Rafting & Tubing

12
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Get in touch with nature at Reve d'Eau and Site Naturel du Cirque de Saint-Meme. Family-friendly places like Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac and Plage de Chatillon will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Annecy: Cascades du Hérisson (in Menetrux-en-Joux), Col du glandon (in Saint-Colomban-des-Villards) and Reculee et Cascade de La Frasnee (in La Frasnee). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Promenade le Lac du Lou, stroll around La Chataigniere - Domaine de Rovoree, Yvoire, contemplate the waterfront views at Belvedere des Quatre Lacs, and look for all kinds of wild species at Via Ferrata Yves Pollet-Villard.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Annecy visit planning app.

Traveling by bus from Chamonix to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Doussard, Samoens, Meribel, Gorges des Tines, Plage de Chatillon
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Site Naturel du Cirque de Saint-Meme ©
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
Col du glandon ©
Col du glandon

12
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get in touch with nature at Copa Beach and The Danube Wetlands. Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Apetlon (Weingut Markus Tschida & Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke), Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste (in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge) and Naturpark Blockheide (in Gmuend). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and identify plant and animal life at Kurpark Oberlaa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Annecy to Vienna by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Apetlon, Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide, Ötscherbach, Erlaufschlucht, Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

12
nights
Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Visiting Homole Canyon and Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik) will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zakopane: World War I Cemetery no 346 (in Krynica-Zdroj), Szczawnica (Orthodox Church - Jaworki & Pieniński Park Narodowy) and Sciezka Ornitologiczna (in Zegiestow-Zdroj). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, appreciate the views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, identify plant and animal life at Czarna Gora Peak, and trek along Orla Perc Trail.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zakopane online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Vienna to Zakopane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vienna in July, with highs in Zakopane at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Szczawnica, Czarna Gora Peak, World War I Cemetery no 346, St. John the Baptist Church
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Dolina KoScieliska ©
Dolina KoScieliska
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka

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