15 days in France & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

15 days in France & San Sebastian - Donostia Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus to Biarritz, Fly to Colmar
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Train to Zurich, Fly to Singapore


Paris, France

— 5 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Bordeaux, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): shop like a local with Chocolaterie Bordeaux Maison Darricau depuis 1915 and then take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement, and then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Explore San Sebastian - Donostia's surroundings by going to Bilbao (Taberna Plaza Nueva, Room Escape Games, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Getting from Bordeaux to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colmar.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Beaches

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Colmar, France

— 3 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.
Explore Colmar's surroundings by going to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Domaine Albert Seltz (in Mittelbergheim). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, wander the streets of Little Venice, get your game on at L'Aliane Bar Boutiquo-Jeux, and make a trip to Old Town.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Colmar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Colmar when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Wineries · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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France travel guide

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.