16 days in Lyon, Chambery & Thonon-les-Bains Itinerary

16 days in Lyon, Chambery & Thonon-les-Bains Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Lyon
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Lyon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chambery
— 5 nights
Drive
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Thonon-les-Bains
— 3 nights
Drive to Chambéry-Savoie Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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Lyon — 5 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Annecy to see Lake Annecy about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

Find out how to plan Lyon trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

San Francisco, USA to Lyon is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Lyon is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Lyon are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chambery.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Chambery — 5 nights

Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, made the city his seat of power.Together with other Alpine towns Chambéry engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chambery: Col d'Izoard (in Cervieres), Combe Laval (in Saint-Jean-en-Royans) and Fort des Gondrans (in Montgenevre). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chambery travel route planning website.

Getting from Lyon to Chambery by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thonon-les-Bains.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

Thonon-les-Bains — 3 nights

Thonon-les-Bains is a town in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. Thonon-les-Bains is known for sightseeing, parks, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Leman, stop by Fromagerie Boujon, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and explore the ancient world of Chateaux des Allinges.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thonon-les-Bains route planning app.

Traveling by car from Chambery to Thonon-les-Bains takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Thonon-les-Bains sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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