5 days in France Itinerary

5 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
Drive
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Les Gets
— 1 night
Drive
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Annecy
— 1 night
Drive
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Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive to Marseille, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Chamonix

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanglard Velo Electrique.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chamonix is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Chamonix. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Les Gets.

Things to do in Chamonix

Adventure · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Les Gets

— 1 night
Les Gets is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.The village's first single-person chair lift was opened in 1938 with the first chair lift on Mont Chéry in 1954.GeographyLes Gets is situated on the col between Taninges and Morzine, at the western edge of the Portes du Soleil ski area.CultureLes Gets contains a museum of Mechanical Music and hosts a festival of Mechanical Music bi-annually. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): hike along Pointe d'Angolon, then stroll through La Bourgeoise, and then get outside with 2AMA (Air Aqua Mountain Adventure).

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Les Gets tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Chamonix to Les Gets in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Les Gets are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Les Gets

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Annecy

— 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 13th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Annecy trip planner.

You can drive from Les Gets to Annecy in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Castellane

— 2 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan my trip to Castellane with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Castellane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Annecy in August: high temperatures in Castellane hover around 37°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

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France travel guide

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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.