6 days in France & Courmayeur Itinerary

6 days in France & Courmayeur Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix sud, Bus to Courmayeur
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Courmayeur, Italy
— 2 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Chambery, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Courmayeur, Italy

— 2 nights
Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castello Reale di Sarre, then delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priorato di Sant'Orso, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Val Ferret.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Courmayeur trip planning site.

Valletta, Malta to Courmayeur is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Courmayeur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 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 1st (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix trip planner.

Drive from Courmayeur to Chamonix in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Chambery.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks

Chambery, France

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chambéry Cathedral and then wander the streets of Ville Ancienne.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chambery visit planner.

Getting from Chamonix to Chambery by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Chambery, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Chambery

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Annecy, France

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palais de l'Ile and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Annecy online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Chambery to Annecy by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Museums

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.