Chamonix trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Alpine Capital of the World
"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. The town in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region has the highest European mountain west of Russia called Mont Blanc, offering winter sports, such as snowboarding, skiing, extreme skiing, and ice climbing, as well as summer sports, such as rock climbing, paragliding, rafting, and canyoning.
In the summer, the city is a mecca for alpine mountaineers, mountain bikers, and sightseers drawn to the area by challenges, such as climbing the faces of the Aiguille du Midi, the north face of the Grandes Jorasses, and the massive face climbs on the south side of Mont Blanc. Traversing the Alps on the GR 5 footpath or more accessible challenges like reaching the summit of Mont Blanc via several routes of varying difficulty is also popular.
Chamonix is famous for its spectacular cable car that takes you 3,842 m (12,605 ft) up to the Aiguille du Midi. On the other side of the valley, another cable car links the town to Planpraz. A second line links Planpraz to the summit of Le Brévent at an elevation of 2,525 m (8,282 ft)." Take a look at our France itinerary app to refine the details of your trip to Chamonix.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Chamonix
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Top Chamonix tours
$150 BOOK WITH VIATOR Paragliding Tandem Flight over the Alps in Chamonix
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
$215 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Annecy with official tour guide
Duration: 2 hours
Popular things to do in Chamonix
Side trips from Chamonix
Hidden gems in Chamonix
Nature in Chamonix
Outdoors in Chamonix
Places to visit with Chamonix
LyonTrip planner BEST FOR: Architectural Building, Specialty Museum, Park Val ThorensTrip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Outdoor Activity, Nightlife CourchevelTrip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Spa, Outdoor Activity TignesTrip planner BEST FOR: Outdoor Activity, Ski Area, Fun & Games MeribelTrip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Cross-country Ski Area, Water Body
Recently planned trips to Chamonix
9 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Paris Cauterets Nice 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL Rouen Giverny Paris 60 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA Paris Carcassonne Marseille 15 days in France & Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA Paris Nice Chamonix 19 days in France & Spain BY A USER FROM BRAZIL Paris Chamonix Nice 21 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Paris Chamonix Nice