8 days in Haute-Savoie Itinerary

8 days in Haute-Savoie Itinerary

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8 days in Haute-Savoie Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
1
Annecy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Thonon-les-Bains
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Chamonix
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
End: London

3
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at La Tournette and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac and Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy. Explore Annecy's surroundings by going to Val Sports (in Manigod) and Cascade d'Angon (in Angon). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plages de Saint Jorioz, stroll through Plage de Doussard, head off the coast to Ile des Cygnes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de l'Europe.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Annecy planner .

London, UK to Annecy is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Annecy. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Annecy to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Thonon-les-Bains.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Doussard, Cascade d'Angon, Plages de Saint Jorioz, Val Sports
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Cascade d'Angon ©
Cascade d'Angon
La Tournette ©
La Tournette
Val Sports ©
Val Sports

1
night
Thonon-les-Bains

Thonon-les-Bains is a town in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. On the 4th (Tue), look for gifts at Fromagerie Boujon, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then view the masterpieces at Palais Lumiere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Assomption.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thonon-les-Bains road trip planning site .

Getting from Annecy to Thonon-les-Bains by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Thonon-les-Bains can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Thonon-les-Bains

Shopping Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Evian-les-Bains
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River Rafting & Tubing
Fromagerie Boujon ©
Fromagerie Boujon
Palais Lumiere ©
Palais Lumiere

3
nights
Chamonix

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lac Vert and Reserve Naturelle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Chemin du Calvaire and Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace. Change things up with these side-trips from Chamonix: Base de Loisirs du Lac de Passy (in Passy), Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce (in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains) and Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge (in Les Contamines-Montjoie). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Aiguilles Rouges, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de l'Arpenaz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thonon-les-Bains to Chamonix in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Passy, Le Chemin du Calvaire, Reserve Naturelle, Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, Cascade de l'Arpenaz
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Lac Vert ©
Lac Vert
River Rafting & Tubing
Aiguilles Rouges ©
Aiguilles Rouges