23 days in Ile-de-France Itinerary

23 days in Ile-de-France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ile-de-France Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paris
— 6 nights
Drive
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Meaux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Provins
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fontainebleau
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rambouillet
— 4 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Paris

— 6 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip tool.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Meaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Meaux

— 3 nights
Meaux is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Get out of town with these interesting Meaux side-trips: Parc des Felins (in Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux) and Parc des Capucins (in Coulommiers). The adventure continues: get your game on at Paradise Paintball, play a few rounds at Golf Disneyland, look for gifts at World of Disney, and examine the collection at Musee Bossuet.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Meaux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Meaux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Meaux, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Provins.

Things to do in Meaux

Museums · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Provins

— 3 nights
Provins cultivates roses to make all sorts of foods from roses with specialties including rose petal jam, Provinois rose honey, and rose candy.
Take a break from Provins with a short trip to Ferra Botanica in La Ferte-Gaucher, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Saint-Jean's Gate and The Ramparts, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de la Motte-Tilly, take an unorthodox tour of Les Souterrains de Provins, and steep yourself in history at La Tour Cesar.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Provins road trip planning tool.

Drive from Meaux to Provins in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Provins can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fontainebleau.

Things to do in Provins

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Fontainebleau

— 4 nights
Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Fontainebleau is known for parks, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Fontainebleau, steep yourself in history at Millet's Studio (Atelier Jean-FrancoisMillet), admire the masterpieces at Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon), and head outdoors with Les Cyclos du Loing.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Fontainebleau day trip planner.

Drive from Provins to Fontainebleau in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Fontainebleau, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rambouillet.

Things to do in Fontainebleau

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Rambouillet

— 4 nights
Rambouillet is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. Venture out of the city with trips to Ambleville Chateau et Jardin (in Ambleville), Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry (in Thoiry) and Chateau de La Roche-Guyon (in La Roche-Guyon). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee Rambolitrain, meet the residents at Reserve Zoologique de Sauvage, delve into the lush surroundings at Espace Rambouillet, and steep yourself in history at Chateau of Rambouillet.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rambouillet trip planning site.

Getting from Fontainebleau to Rambouillet by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In May in Rambouillet, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rambouillet

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Ile-de-France travel guide

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Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.