23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
3
Toulouse
— 3 nights
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
Marseille
— 1 night
6
Nice
— 3 nights
7
Lyon
— 2 nights
8
Chamonix
— 2 nights
9
Paris
— 2 nights

3
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Paris

Paris ©
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.
Palace of Versailles has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at The Grand Perfume Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Paris to be colder, temps between °C and °C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Promenade Sainte Catherine as well as Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces). On the 22nd (Sun), shop like a local with Promenade Sainte Catherine and then examine the collection at La Cite du Vin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to The Water Mirror, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, thendon't miss a visit to Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Room Escape Games

3
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Toulouse

Toulouse ©
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.
You've added Quai de la Daurade, Cathedrale St-Etienne, Fondation Bemberg, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Toulouse, make a side trip to see Cité de Carcassonne in Carcassonne Center, approximately Carcassonne Center away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, and don't miss a visit to Le Capitole.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Toulouse attractions planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Avignon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cité de Carcassonne
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Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins

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Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), Chocolaterie de Puyricard, Place de l'Horloge, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Place de l'Horloge, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, thendon't miss a visit to Place Crillon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres. On your second day here, stop by La Cave des Halles, take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, thensnap pictures at Pont du Gard, thenlook for gifts at Chocolaterie de Puyricard, and finally make a trip to Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers).

Plan my day in Avignon using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Toulouse to Avignon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Avignon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Pont du Gard ©
Pont du Gard

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Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marseille trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in December, you will find days in Marseille are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
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Nice

Nice ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monaco Grand Prix as well as Promenade du Paillon. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice visit planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Monaco Grand Prix
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Place Massena ©
Place Massena
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
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Lyon

Lyon ©
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.
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get little chillier in Lyon: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Shopping
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La boutique de Mathilde ©
La boutique de Mathilde

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Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Step Into the Void as well as Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiguille du Midi. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille des Grands Montets, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Step Into the Void, thentake in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and finally head outdoors with Compagnie du Mont Blanc.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix journey planning app.

Drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train ©
Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train
Aiguille des Grands Montets ©
Aiguille des Grands Montets

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Paris

Paris ©
Disneyland Paris has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Paris.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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