Route & dates
7 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary
Start: Grand Junction
Fly: 10 h
Lyon— 3 nights
Drive: 1 h 30 min
Annecy— 1 night
Drive: 1 h 15 min
Grenoble— 1 day
Fly: 27 h
End: Grand Junction
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Culinary Capital of France
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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lyon Bike Tour, Shopping Center - Confluence and Théâtre gallo-romain. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.
Grand Junction, USA to Lyon is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Junction to Lyon is 8 hours. Traveling from Grand Junction in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Lyon: highs are around 47°F and lows about 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Annecy.
Things to do in Lyon
Venice of the Alps
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Annecy and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.
To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Annecy trip itinerary tool.
You can drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Annecy are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grenoble.
Things to do in Annecy
Capital of the Alps
At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble.
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grenoble online day trip planner.
Traveling by car from Annecy to Grenoble takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Annecy in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Grenoble: temperatures range from 43°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Grenoble
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