14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France journey planner

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Colmar
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Tours
— 2 nights
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Paris

— 4 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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay 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 lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

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Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder 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) to allow enough time to fly to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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Colmar

— 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.
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.

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You can fly from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Colmar

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bordeaux

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Cantenac and Chateau Lardy. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Chateau Cluzeau (in Sigoules-et-Flaugeac), Chateau Combrillac (in Prigonrieux) and Chateau Belingard (in Pomport). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral and do a tasting at Chateau Lestevenie.

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Traveling by flight from Colmar to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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

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Tours

— 2 nights

Garden of France

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.

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Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Tours takes 2.5 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

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.