6 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

6 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lyon
— 1 night
Drive
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 1 night
Drive to Chambéry-Savoie Airport, Fly to Tashkent

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Lyon

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

Make your Lyon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Lyon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Tashkent to Lyon, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 2 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. On the 7th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of The Ardeche, get a dose of the wild on Ardeche Outdoor Sports Nature - Day Tours, and then explore the stunning scenery at Gorges de l'Ardeche. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Escale Aventure, identify plant and animal life at La Ferme aux Crocodiles, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lyon to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Musee Alpin, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then fly down the slopes at Aiguille du Midi, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Chamonix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Ski Areas · Architectural Buildings
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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