55 days in France Itinerary

55 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 9 nights
Train
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Strasbourg
— 6 nights
Train to Paris l'Est, Train to Amiens
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Amiens
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rennes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nantes
— 1 night
Drive
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Bourges
— 5 nights
Train
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Bordeaux
— 7 nights
Drive
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Toulouse
— 3 nights
Fly
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Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lyon
— 5 nights
Train

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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.
You've added Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Pont Alexandre III, Bois de Vincennes, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Jardin des Tuileries and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stop by Ile Saint-Louis, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

6
nights
Strasbourg

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Marche Couvert, Porte des Allemands, Centre Pompidou-Metz, and other attractions. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In May in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Amiens.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Amiens

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
You've added Eglise Saint-Pierre, Abbaye aux Hommes, Deauville Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and St-Leu. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, take some stellar pictures from Tour Perret, pause for some photo ops at Horloge Dewailly et Marie-sans-chemise, and stroll around Parc Saint-Pierre.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amiens trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Amiens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Strasbourg in May, you will find days in Amiens are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rennes.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

3
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Rennes

Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
You've added Rochefort-en-terre, Le Jardin de la Retraite, Visite de la Conserverie Kerbriant, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan, enjoy the sea views from Phare du Cap Fréhel, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Huelgoat.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rennes holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Rennes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Rennes are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Nantes

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau d'Angers ouvert, Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, Chateau de Brissac, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, examine the collection at Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, then shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Tour Bretagne, then explore the galleries of Chateau de Brissac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers ouvert.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantes day trip website.

You can drive from Rennes to Nantes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nantes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bourges.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Bourges

Gem of the Lorraine Valley

For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Valencay, Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, Château de Sully-sur-Loire, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale De Bourges and Eglise Notre Dame. There's more to do: head outdoors with Le marais de Bourges and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins des Pres Fichaux.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bourges online travel route planner.

Drive from Nantes to Bourges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bourges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You've added Boulevard des Pyrenees, Plage d'Hendaye, Rocher de la Vierge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedrale St-Etienne in Limoges (about 2h 45 min away). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux and stroll around Parc de Majolan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Bourges to Bordeaux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Toulouse

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Les Jardins de la Berbie, Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte Marie, don't miss a visit to Escalier Monumental, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Etienne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally take a tour by water with Les Bateaux Toulousains. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, then engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, and finally stop by La Maison de la Violette.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Marseille

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You've added Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Savonnerie Marius Fabre, Gorges de l'Ardeche, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Palais Longchamp. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip maker site.

Getting from Toulouse to Marseille by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

7
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Nice

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.
You've added Les Gorges du Verdon, Visite Confiturerie Herbin, Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh-Menton, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and steep yourself in history at Monastère de Cimiez.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in June, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

5
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Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, Palace of the Dukes, Chateau de Marsannay, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Place des Jacobins. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Institut & Musee Lumiere, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nice to Lyon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Lyon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.2
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.