11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 1 night
Drive
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Versailles
— 1 day
Drive
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Paris
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toulouse
— 4 nights
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Paris

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Versailles

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Trianons & The Hamlet, admire the landmark architecture of Le Grand Trianon, contemplate the long history of Temple de l'Amour, then take an in-depth tour of Galerie des Carrosses, and finally view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles online vacation planner.

You can drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Versailles are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Paris

— 1 night

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris planner.

Drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks
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Marseille

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then stop by The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

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You can take a train from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Toulouse

— 4 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Parc de la Prehistoire and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret), O'Vineyards (in Villemoustaussou) and Cité de Carcassonne (in Carcassonne Center). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, and get curious at Cite de l'espace.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Toulouse in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In August in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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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.