14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Colmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Tours
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
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.
Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris journey planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Paris. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Colmar

Colmar ©
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 7th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, then make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Hubert Meyer, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace, learn about winemaking at Domaine Bernard Humbrecht, and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Colmar trip builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Colmar

Wineries Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Domaine Hubert Meyer, Domaine Albert Seltz, Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Lardy and Chateau Beaurang. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Chateau Belingard (in Pomport), Chateau Cluzeau (in Sigoules-et-Flaugeac) and Chateau Combrillac (in Prigonrieux). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Vignobles Dubard and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a Bordeaux trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Colmar to Bordeaux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In April in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tours.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Chateau Lardy, Vignobles Dubard, Chateau de Panisseau, Chateau Belingard
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St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Chateau Lestevenie ©
Chateau Lestevenie
Chateau Lardy ©
Chateau Lardy

2
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, make a trip to Chateau de Chambord, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.

Make your Tours itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Tours takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Chateau du Petit Thouars, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau du Petit Thouars ©
Chateau du Petit Thouars

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