22 days in Jura Itinerary

22 days in Jura Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Jura attractions planner
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Fly to Dole-Tavaux Airport, Drive to Dole
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Dole
— 8 nights
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Clairvaux-les-Lacs
— 12 nights
Drive to Dole-Tavaux Airport, Fly to Charlotte

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Dole — 8 nights

Dole is a commune in the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, of which it is a subprefecture.HistoryDole was the capital of Franche-Comté until Louis XIV conquered the region; he shifted the parlement from Dole to Besançon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel and Maison natale de Louis Pasteur. Step out of the city life by going to Le Circuit du Chat Perche and Grottes de Baume-les-Messieurs. Venture out of the city with trips to Lons-le-Saunier (Eglise des Cordeliers de Lons-le-Saunier, Fromagerie Pianet Humbey, &more), Salins-les-Bains (Casino & Thermes de Salins les Bains) and Arbois (Maison de Louis Pasteur, Eglise Saint-Just d'Arbois, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, admire the local landmark of La Fontaine aux Lepreux, contemplate the long history of Fresque Ces femmes et ces hommes qui ont fait l'histoire de Dole, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dole.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dole travel planner.

Charlotte, USA to Dole is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Dole is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charlotte in June, with highs in Dole at 75°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Clairvaux-les-Lacs.
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Clairvaux-les-Lacs — 12 nights

Clairvaux-les-Lacs is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France.World heritage siteIt is home to one or more prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements that are part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get outdoors at Cascades du Hérisson and Pic de l'Aigle. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Boissellerie and Abbaye Imperiale de Baume-les-Messieurs. Explore Clairvaux-les-Lacs' surroundings by going to Pertes de l'Ain (in Champagnole), Source de la Saine (in Foncine-le-Haut) and Les Gorges de la Langouette (in Les Planches-en-Montagne). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs, contemplate the waterfront views at Plage du Grand Lac de Clairvaux, contemplate the long history of Villa Palladienne, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Cascade des Tufs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Clairvaux-les-Lacs travel route website.

Traveling by car from Dole to Clairvaux-les-Lacs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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