15 days in Haute-Savoie Itinerary

15 days in Haute-Savoie Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
Drive
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Morzine
— 4 nights
Drive
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Annecy
— 6 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Brevent Cable Car will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamonix: Passy (Lac Vert & Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, stroll through Aiguilles Rouges, and admire all the interesting features of Aiguille des Grands Montets.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planner.

Paris to Chamonix is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Morzine.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Morzine

— 4 nights
Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Lac Leman will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise de l'Assomption (in Evian-les-Bains), Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains (in Thonon-les-Bains) and Jardin des Cinq Sens (in Yvoire). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Le Lac de Montriond, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin alpin La Jaysinia, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Les Gets.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Morzine road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Morzine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Morzine

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Annecy

— 6 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Attractions like Lake Annecy and Parasailing & Paragliding make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Annecy: La Clusaz (Col des Aravis & Le Hameau des Alpes), Le Col de la Forclaz (in Talloires) and Grotte et Cascade de Seythenex (in Seythenex). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, snap pictures at Pont des Amours, find something for the whole family at Vitam, and take in the awesome beauty at Semnoz.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Annecy trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Morzine to Annecy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Haute-Savoie travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Well-known for its winter sports and holiday destinations, including some of the country's best ski resorts, Haute-Savoie is a department in the Rhône-Alpes region bordering both Switzerland and Italy. You will find Lake Geneva and Switzerland to the north, the Aravis mountain ranges are southeast, and Mont Blanc, with the famous Mont Blanc Tunnel that crosses the border into Italy, to the south. This mountainous department offers great outdoor sightseeing, and has a large range of elevations from its low river valleys to its high peaks. These helped to create the second largest lake in France, Lake Annecy, and some of the best water in the world, such as Evian mineral water.