22 days in French Alps Itinerary

22 days in French Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
1
La Turbie
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Briancon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Gap
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Digne-les-Bains City
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
La Turbie

La Turbie ©
La Turbie is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.HistoryLa Turbie was famous in Roman times for the large monument, the Trophy of Augustus, that Augustus made to celebrate his victory over the Ligurian tribes of the area. Step out of the city life by going to Tete de Chien and 5 Sens Rando. Explore hidden gems such as Trophee d'Auguste and Monte-Carlo Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting La Turbie side-trips: Sospel (Fort du Barbonnet, Agaisen, &more) and Tourrette-Levens (Musee des Metiers Traditionnels & Chateau-Musee Tourrette-Levens). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Vieux La Turbie, make a trip to Chapelle Saint Sebastien, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorges du Cians, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Michel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our La Turbie trip maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to La Turbie is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in La Turbie reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Briancon.

Things to do in La Turbie

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sospel, Tourrette-Levens, Gorges du Cians, Chapelle Saint Sebastien, Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Laghet
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Tete de Chien ©
Tete de Chien
Gorges du Cians ©
Gorges du Cians
Monte-Carlo Golf Club ©
Monte-Carlo Golf Club

6
nights
Briancon

Briancon ©
Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Col d'Izoard and Vallon de Narreyroux. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Lac Ste Anne. Explore Briancon's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Eygliers), The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier (in Reotier) and Nevache (Vallee de la Claree, Col de l'Echelle, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Fort des Tetes et non fort du chateau, stop by Fromagerie de la Durance, make a trip to Col de Vars, and head outdoors with YaPluKa.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Briancon tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from La Turbie to Briancon takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gap.

Things to do in Briancon

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nevache, Puy-Saint-Vincent, Ceillac, Vars, Cervieres
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Col d'Izoard ©
Col d'Izoard
River Rafting & Tubing
YaPluKa ©
YaPluKa

5
nights
Gap

Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital and largest town of the Hautes-Alpes department. Explore hidden gems such as Domaine de Charance and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Gorges de la Meouge. Get out of town with these interesting Gap side-trips: Ski Orcieres Merlette (in Orcieres), Parc des Ecureuils (in Montclar) and La Vallee Sauvage (in Saint-Geniez). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Col d'Allos, make a trip to Sanctuaire Notre-Dame du Laus, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie Ancelle, and shop like a local with Apiland Nature.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gap trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Briancon to Gap in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Digne-les-Bains City.

Things to do in Gap

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Barcelonnette, Rousset, Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real, Brasserie Ancelle, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Gorges de la Meouge ©
Gorges de la Meouge

6
nights
Digne-les-Bains City

Digne-les-Bains City ©
Take a break from the city and head to Baou de Saint Jeannet and Plan d'eau des Ferreols. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maison Alexandra David-Neel and Climbing Tours. Explore Digne-les-Bains City's surroundings by going to Lac D'esparron (in Esparron de Verdon), Le Petit Port (in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon) and Verdon Les Basses Gorges (in Quinson).

For reviews and tourist information, read Digne-les-Bains City holiday planner.

You can drive from Gap to Digne-les-Bains City in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Digne-les-Bains City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Digne-les-Bains City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Les Mees, Mane, Sisteron, Lac D'esparron, Horseback Riding Tours
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Clues de Barles ©
Clues de Barles
Baou de Saint Jeannet ©
Baou de Saint Jeannet
Gorges de Daluis ©
Gorges de Daluis

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