5 days in French Alps & Chamonix Itinerary

5 days in French Alps & Chamonix Itinerary

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5 days in French Alps & Chamonix Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Castellane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Forcalquier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Embrun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Chamonix
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  9​h
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Castellane

Castellane ©
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc and then push the limits with Bureau des Guides de Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Castellane journey builder .

Jerusalem, Israel to Castellane is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Castellane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Forcalquier.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours
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Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc ©
Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc

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night
Forcalquier

Forcalquier is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.Forcalquier is located between the Lure and Luberon mountain ranges, about 30km south of Sisteron and 10km west of the Durance river. To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Forcalquier vacation planner .

You can drive from Castellane to Forcalquier in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Forcalquier can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Embrun.

Things to do in Forcalquier

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Corbi Parc, Lavande Angelvin
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Horseback Riding Tours
Citadelle de Forcalquier ©
Citadelle de Forcalquier
Lavande Angelvin ©
Lavande Angelvin

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Embrun

Embrun ©
Embrun is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.DescriptionIt is located between Gap and Briançon and at the eastern end of one of the largest artificial lakes in Western Europe: the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.The Canadian town of Embrun, Ontario was named after Embrun in 1856.HistoryEmbrun was formerly known as Ebrodunum. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre-Dame-du-Real, cool off at Aquaparc embrun, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Boscodon, and finally make a trip to Les demoiselles Coiffées.

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Drive from Forcalquier to Embrun in 2 hours. Traveling from Forcalquier in July, you will find days in Embrun are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Embrun

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Les demoiselles Coiffées
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Aquaparc embrun ©
Aquaparc embrun
Abbaye de Boscodon ©
Abbaye de Boscodon
Notre-Dame-du-Real ©
Notre-Dame-du-Real

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Chamonix

Chamonix
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Embrun to Chamonix takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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