8 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

8 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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Lanslebourg Mont Cenis
— 1 night
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Val d'Isere
— 1 night
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Courchevel
— 1 night
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
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Lanslebourg Mont Cenis

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Col du Mont-Cenis, explore the activities along Lac du Mont-Cenis, and then relax and rejuvenate at Les Massages de Laurent - Bien Etre et Soins.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanslebourg Mont Cenis trip planning website.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Lanslebourg Mont Cenis is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Ljubljana, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Lanslebourg Mont Cenis, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Val d'Isere.

Things to do in Lanslebourg Mont Cenis

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks

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Val d'Isere

— 1 night
Val d'Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region) in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Tignes Massage.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Val d'Isere trip planner.

Drive from Lanslebourg Mont Cenis to Val d'Isere in 2 hours. When traveling from Lanslebourg Mont Cenis in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Val d'Isere: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Courchevel.

Things to do in Val d'Isere

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Courchevel

— 1 night
To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Courchevel day trip planner.

Getting from Val d'Isere to Courchevel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Courchevel sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Courchevel

Spas · Nature · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Chamonix

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Aiguille du Midi and Aiguilles Rouges. Get out of town with these interesting Chamonix side-trips: Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy (in Passy) and A2L-Parapente (in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, fly down the slopes at Domaine des Planards, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier des Bossons.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Courchevel to Chamonix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

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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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