29 days in Annecy & Paris Itinerary

29 days in Annecy & Paris Itinerary

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29 days in Annecy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  38​h
1
Annecy
— 14 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Paris
— 12 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

14
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Attractions like Bas de Loisir des Ilettes and Plage de Chatillon make great kid-friendly stops. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage d'Amphion and Plage de Sevrier. Change things up with these side-trips from Annecy: Ferme de l'Aberieux (in Cordon), Cascade de l'Arpenaz (in Sallanches) and Les Chalets d'Oche (in Saint-Paul-en-Chablais). On the 11th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Tignes Ski Resort. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy, get outside with snow panthers motoneige, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Brune, and kick back and relax at Plage du Grand Lac de Clairvaux.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Annecy trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Annecy is an approximately 38-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. May in Annecy sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tignes, Passy, Macot-la-Plagne, Sallanches, Intersport
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Plage du Grand Lac de Clairvaux ©
Plage du Grand Lac de Clairvaux
Plage de la Brune ©
Plage de la Brune
Little St Bernard Pass ©
Little St Bernard Pass

12
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chartres Cathedral and Champagne Tarlant. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils (in Passy-sur-Marne) and Champagne Dom Caudron (in Passy-Grigny). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Mon) at Disneyland Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, do a tasting at Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille, wander the streets of Le Marais, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Annecy to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Champagne Dom Caudron, Champagne Tarlant, La Hotte du Diable, Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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