23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 3 nights
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Colmar
— 2 nights
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Riquewihr
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand
— 2 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
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Rocamadour
— 1 night
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Arles
— 2 nights

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Nice

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Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike. Musee Renoir and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: get outside with Promenade du Paillon, stop by Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tete de Chien.

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Milan, Italy to Nice is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colmar.

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Colmar

Colmar ©

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden, then get outside with La Piscine, then get outside with Lac de Lispach, and finally head outdoors with Lac de Longemer. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee du Memorial des Combats de la Poche de Colmar, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, do a tasting at Vins d'Alsace Antoine Ehrhart, do a tasting at Domaine Gruss & Fils, then step into the grandiose world of Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, and finally ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nice to Colmar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Colmar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Riquewihr.

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Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

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Lac de Lispach
4.7

3
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Riquewihr

Riquewihr ©
Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee Espace des Metiers du Bois et du Patrimoine and Bibliotheque Humaniste. Get outdoors at Le Lac Vert and Gazon du Faing. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tour des Voleurs, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie du Vignoble, and see the interesting displays at La Maison du Pain.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Riquewihr trip itinerary maker site.

Riquewihr is just a short distance from Colmar. August in Riquewihr sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Outdoors

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3
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Paris

Paris

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, then explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, then examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris online journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Riquewihr to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

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Musee d'Orsay
4.7
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Petit Palais
4.6

3
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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Airborne Museum and Musee D-Day Omaha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Normandy Victory Museum (in Saint Hilaire Petitville) and Caen (Maisons a Pans de Bois, Eglise Saint-Pierre, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Clermont-Ferrand.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Omaha Beach
4.7
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Airborne Museum
4.7

2
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Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand ©

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
On the 16th (Mon), experience rural life at Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Nectaire, then Head underground at Les Mysteres de Farges, and finally head outdoors with Le Lac Chambon. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, then examine the collection at ASM EXPERIENCE - L'immersion Rugby, then take a memorable tour with Air Domes Parapente, and finally get impressive views of Le Puy du Pariou.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Clermont-Ferrand trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Clermont-Ferrand in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Clermont-Ferrand can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

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Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Le Puy du Pariou
4.9
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Le Lac Chambon
4.1

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Beynac and Chateau de Commarque. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and Grotte de Bernifal. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at L'Abri Cro-Magnon, examine the collection at Abri Pataud, take a memorable tour with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, and head outdoors with Canoe Dordogne.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rocamadour.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Chateau de Beynac
4.5
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L'Abri Cro-Magnon
3.7

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Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, and finally examine the collection at Insectopia. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse, then Head underground at Grotte des Carbonnieres, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and finally examine the collection at Maison du Piage.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour road trip planning site.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Rocamadour are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arles.

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Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Grottes de Lacave
4.4
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Rocher des Aigles
4.3

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Arles

Arles ©

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montmajour, make a trip to Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Vincent, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Yves Brayer. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), then admire the masterpieces at Espace Van Gogh, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Arles driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rocamadour to Arles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rocamadour in August since evenings lows in Arles dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

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