13 days in Chamonix & Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

13 days in Chamonix & Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

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Chamonix, France
— 5 nights
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Aosta, Italy
— 5 nights
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Gressoney Saint Jean, Italy
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Chamonix, France

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to La Fontaine des Eléphants (in Chambery), Lac du Bourget (in Aix-les-Bains) and Annecy (Lake Annecy, Pont des Amours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Aiguille du Midi, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiguilles Rouges, and explore the activities along Lac Blanc.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix online travel planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Chamonix is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Aosta, Italy

— 5 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aosta: Forte di Bard (in Bard), Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, don't miss a visit to Porta Praetoria, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, and get outside with Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Aosta trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Aosta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Gressoney Saint Jean.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Gressoney Saint Jean, Italy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista and then explore the historical opulence of Castel Savoia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Villaggio di Chemp and then get outside with Cavallo e Natura.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gressoney Saint Jean road trip planner.

Drive from Aosta to Gressoney Saint Jean in 1.5 hours. In November in Gressoney Saint Jean, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gressoney Saint Jean

Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Valle d'Aosta travel guide

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Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.