50 days in France & New York City Itinerary

50 days in France & New York City Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 11 nights
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Versailles, France
— 4 nights
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Caen, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo, France
— 3 nights
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Brest, France
— 3 nights
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Goulien, France
— 1 day
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Ergue-Gaberic, France
— 2 nights
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Concarneau, France
— 3 nights
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Nantes, France
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 2 nights
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Port-Vendres, France
— 1 night
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Amboise, France
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through The High Line, take a stroll through Times Square, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Auckland to New York City. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in June: highs in New York City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Paris.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Paris, France

— 11 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris route planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Paris takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Versailles, France

— 4 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and explore the striking landscape of L'Orangerie.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Versailles

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Caen, France

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Falaises d'Etretat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Caen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Caen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Versailles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Caen, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Caen

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Saint-Malo, France

— 3 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at GR 34, don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Malo tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Caen to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Brest on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brest, France

— 3 nights
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Oceanopolis. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc de la Penfeld, get engrossed in the history at Musee national de la Marine, pause for some photo ops at Fanny de Laninon et Jean Quemeneur, and have some family-friendly fun at The Roof.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brest road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Brest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Brest, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Goulien.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Goulien, France

— 1 day
Goulien is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.PopulationInhabitants of Goulien are called in French Goulienois. To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goulien online travel planner.

You can drive from Brest to Goulien in 1.5 hours. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Ergue-Gaberic.

Things to do in Goulien

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Ergue-Gaberic, France

— 2 nights
Ergué-Gabéric is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. On the 23rd (Thu), get outside with Bonobo Parc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Carnac stones.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ergue-Gaberic trip planner.

Traveling by car from Goulien to Ergue-Gaberic takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Concarneau.

Things to do in Ergue-Gaberic

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Concarneau, France

— 3 nights
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Take a break from Concarneau with a short trip to Port De St Goustan in Auray, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de la Retraite, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Keriolet, and experience rural life at L' Aven Parc.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Concarneau holiday planner.

Concarneau is just a short distance from Ergue-Gaberic. In July, daily temperatures in Concarneau can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Concarneau

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nantes, France

— 3 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
When in Nantes, make a side trip to see Puy du Fou in Les Epesses, approximately Les Epesses away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, partake in some friendly competition at Sisters Mysteres, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by car from Concarneau to Nantes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Concarneau in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nantes: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Carcassonne, France

— 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Go for a jaunt from Carcassonne to Eze to see La cité médiévale about 4h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

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Getting from Nantes to Carcassonne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nantes in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Carcassonne, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Perpignan, France

— 2 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with Deversud, get great views at Castillet, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale St-Jean, then don't miss a visit to Cloitre-Cimetiere Saint-Jean, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Perpignan trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Port-Vendres.

Things to do in Perpignan

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Fun & Games

Port-Vendres, France

— 1 night
Port-Vendres is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.A typical Mediterranean fishing port, situated near the Spanish border on the Côte Vermeille in south west France, Port-Vendres is renowned for its numerous fish and sea food restaurants.HistoryPort-Vendres has been in existence since Iron Age times, when it was used as a harbour connected with the Iberian settlement of Illiberis (modern Elne). Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine Claire Mayol, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Le Sentier Sous-Marin de Cerbere-Banyuls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port-Vendres day trip tool.

Port-Vendres is just a stone's throw from Perpignan. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Port-Vendres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Colmar, France

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden, then make a trip to Old Town, and then see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Statue of Liberty, visit Little Venice, then admire the striking features of Maison Schongauer, and finally admire the striking features of Maison Pfister.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colmar online tour planner.

Drive from Port-Vendres to Colmar in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port-Vendres in August: high temperatures in Colmar hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Amboise, France

— 3 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 9th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Eglise Saint-Florentin, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally do a tasting at Plou Et Fils. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amboise trip builder.

Getting from Colmar to Amboise by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Quimper travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Bodies of Water