8 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

8 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lyon
— 1 night
2
Annecy
— 2 nights
3
Chamonix
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or and then wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Plan D'Eau de Bordelan and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lyon attractions planner.

Maspalomas, Spain to Lyon is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Maspalomas in August, Lyon is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cite medievale de Perouges, Plan D'Eau de Bordelan
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Plan D'Eau de Bordelan ©
Plan D'Eau de Bordelan

2
nights
Annecy

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 6th (Thu), snap pictures at Pont des Amours, thendon't miss a visit to Notre-Dame de Liesse, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardins de l'Europe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Plages de Saint Jorioz and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Annecy trip planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in August, you will find days in Annecy are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plages de Saint Jorioz, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Pont des Amours ©
Pont des Amours
Jardins de l'Europe ©
Jardins de l'Europe

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nights
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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Chamonix Cemetery, thenglide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Chedde, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Passy
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi

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