6 days in Lyon, Annecy & Chamonix Itinerary

6 days in Lyon, Annecy & Chamonix Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Trip Planner
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Lyon
— 1 night
Drive
2
Annecy
— 1 day
Drive
3
Chamonix
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to New Delhi

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Lyon — 1 night

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.
You've added Vieux Lyon, Mur des Canuts, I-WAY Lyon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of Cluny, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, then get your game on at I-WAY Lyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Mur des Canuts.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Lyon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for much colder days in Lyon, with highs around 9°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Annecy.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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Annecy — 1 day

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to La Vieille Ville and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Annecy trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Annecy sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chamonix.
Parks · Nature
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Chamonix — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille des Grands Montets and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi. On your second day here, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then look for gifts at Snell Sports.

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Traveling by car from Annecy to Chamonix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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