12 days in French Alps Itinerary

12 days in French Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Alps trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Sisteron
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Sisteron
— 1 night
Drive
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Briancon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Allos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup
— 1 night
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Sisteron

— 1 night
Sisteron is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Sisteron is situated on the banks of the River Durance just after the confluence of the rivers Buëch and Sasse. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at La Citadelle de Sisteron and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocher de la Baume. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Forcalquier, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gorges de la Meouge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sisteron itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Sisteron is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Sisteron due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Sisteron to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Briancon.

Things to do in Sisteron

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Briancon

— 3 nights
Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Briancon side-trips: Lac de Serre-Poncon (in Savines-le-Lac), Aquaparc embrun (in Embrun) and Col d'Izoard (in Cervieres). There's lots more to do: get outside with Serre Chevalier Sensation, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cite Vauban.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Briancon road trip planning tool.

Drive from Sisteron to Briancon in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Briancon

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Moustiers Sainte-Marie

— 2 nights
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir, get outside with Verdon Escalade, then explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and finally cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Centre Ville, make a trip to Plateau de Valensole, and then stop by Lavande Angelvin.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip builder app.

Getting from Briancon to Moustiers Sainte-Marie by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Moustiers Sainte-Marie can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Allos.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Allos

— 2 nights
Allos is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France.Allos is a high mountain commune in the southern Alps. On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Colmars-les-Alpes, then don't miss a visit to Lac d'Allos, and then take some stellar pictures from Col d'Allos. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Tete de la Sestriere, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lac des Sagnes, then make a trip to Col de la Bonette, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de la Lance.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Allos day trip tool.

Getting from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Allos by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in August, plan for slightly colder days in Allos, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Allos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Castellane

— 2 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, make a trip to Pont du Roc, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the next day, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Castellane visit planner.

Drive from Allos to Castellane in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Allos in August, expect nights in Castellane to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup

— 1 night
Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, stop by Confiseries Florian, then delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gourdon Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tourrettes-sur-Loup online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Tourrettes-sur-Loup takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Castellane, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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