Perfect 4 Day Winter Itinerary for Chamonix, France

Perfect 4 Day Winter Itinerary for Chamonix, France

January 2020

Perfect 4 Day Itinerary for Chamonix, France

It is difficult to explain the beauty found in Chamonix – you have to just see it for yourself. Whether it is for a winter wonderland full of skiing and hot beverages or immersion in nature though hiking in the long summer months, Chamonix has something for everyone. Our four day trip proved to be the perfect amount of time to experience the highlight reel from the tops of mountain peaks to the valley with glaciers, adventure awaits!

Know before you go 

Chamonix is situated at the intersection of France, Italy, and Switzerland where the Alps extend high into the sky. This made it an accessible destination, only an hour from Geneva’s airport. While they speak French, Chamonix attracts many tourists from the UK so everyone speaks English. However, go into this trip with a few basic French phrases. The city is very walkable so everything is nearby.  Make sure if you have a credit card with no foreign transaction fee – highly recommend getting one if not – that will be fine for your trip. You can also take out euros to use. Check out this post on what to expect when visiting Chamonix for more information!

Where to stay?

While there are many towns that you could stay in, we stayed directly in Chamonix and my goodness the views were just spectacular. We loved this Airbnb we stayed in. More details on where to stay can be found in what to expect when visiting Chamonix.

What is there to do?

  • Go to the top of Aiguille du Midi for the most amazing view
  • Take the red train to visit the Mer de Glace glacier and walking inside it
  • Depending on the season, indulge in the beautiful nature by hiking or selecting the winter activity of your choice
  • Visit one of the spas for a treat-yo-self day
  • There is a really fun luge alpine coaster that is well worth a few rides!

Where to eat?

From french countryside cooking to gourmet hot dogs to fine dining meals, there is something for everyone!

  • Visit La Fine Bouche for lunch – it is small so get there at open or making reservations ahead of time
  • Micro-Brasserie de Chamonix, MBC is where everyone hangs out after a long day of skiing for pub fare 
  • There is something magical about Cool Cats – it should not be as good as it is but its really delicious
  • Cheese Love will make you a lovely cheese plate – grab a bottle of wine in the store and you have a perfect picnic
  • Panier des 4 Saisons was out favorite dinner of the trip and recommend it for at least one of your dinners (if not more!)

Here was our complete itinerary! 

Activity Food
Tuesday Evening Flight to Geneva 
Wednesday Morning
Afternoon Shuttle to Chamonix 
Evening Explore Chamonix The Comptoir de Alpes
Thursday Morning Aiguille du Midi Le Fournil Chamoniard
Afternoon Luge Alpine Coaster  La Fine Bouche
Evening Picked up ski rentals Micro-Brasserie de Chamonix, MBC


Friday Morning Ski Day – La Flégère Blue Bird Cafe
Afternoon Cool Cats

Cheese Love

Evening La Maison Carrier 
Saturday Morning Mer de Glace Pastry House Richard
Afternoon Le Brévent Le Panoramic


Evening Aux Petits Gourmands

Big Mountain Brewing Company

Panier des 4 Saisons

Sunday Morning Shuttle to Geneva 

Flight Home

Le Fournil Chamoniard

Read the full trip details here!

Read what to expect when visiting Chamonix for more information!

If you have been to Chamonix before, let me know what I missed and what your favorites are!

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