20 days in Haute-Savoie Itinerary

20 days in Haute-Savoie Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Haute-Savoie holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Geneva, Bus to Annecy
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Annecy
— 5 nights
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Morzine
— 5 nights
Drive
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Megeve
— 3 nights
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Chamonix
— 6 nights
Bus to Geneva, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Annecy

— 5 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Get out of town with these interesting Annecy side-trips: Le Col de la Forclaz (in Talloires), Vitam (in Neydens) and Shedrub Choekhor Ling (in Monnetier-Mornex). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy day trip planning app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Annecy is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Annecy, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July; daily highs in Annecy reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Morzine.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:

Morzine

— 5 nights
Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. Explore Morzine's surroundings by going to Jardin des Cinq Sens (in Yvoire), Evian-les-Bains (Les Jardins de L'eau du Pre Curieux, Lac Leman, &more) and Thonon-les-Bains (Port de Rives & Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with Cascade du Rouget, hike along Pointe d'Angolon, and fly down the slopes at Avoriaz.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Morzine tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Morzine takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Morzine can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Megeve.

Things to do in Morzine

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

Megeve

— 3 nights
Megève is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France with a population of over 4,000 residents. Change things up with these side-trips from Megeve: Lac Vert (in Passy) and La Clusaz (Bureau Montagne Annecy Arravis, Col des Aravis, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Megeve Raquettes, stroll around Les Thermes de Saint Gervais Mont Blanc, steep yourself in history at Le Chemin du Calvaire, and explore the activities along Combloux Ecological Moutain Lake.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Megeve day trip planning app.

Getting from Morzine to Megeve by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Morzine, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Megeve, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Megeve

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Chamonix

— 6 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.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, explore the activities along Lac Blanc, and take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Megeve to Chamonix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:

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.