17 days in France & Krakow Itinerary

17 days in France & Krakow Itinerary

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17 days in France & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Kiev, Ukraine
1
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
End: Kiev, Ukraine

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 5th (Mon), take a stroll through Stare Miasto, then examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and then get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle and then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip maker site .

Kiev, Ukraine to Krakow is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Krakow when traveling from Kiev in August, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
Paris, France

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Latin Quarter and Musee d'Orsay. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip app .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
nights
Avignon, France

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eglise St-Trophime and Pont d'Avignon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Musee 1900 (in Arpaillargues) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, hunt for treasures at Avignon Les Halles, make a trip to Place Crillon, and sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Avignon planning tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Avignon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Arles, Distillerie A. Blachere, Kayaking & Canoeing, Musee 1900, Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Le Monastere Fortifie, don't miss a visit to Gare Maritime, take a stroll through Le Suquet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Murs Peints. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Castre.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes online trip maker .

Getting from Avignon to Cannes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Cannes sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Museums Adventure Outdoors
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Nice, France

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Kerylos and Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche. Your inner history buff will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Monastère de Cimiez. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice online trip builder .

You can take a train from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cannes in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, Old Harbor (La Darse), Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): wander the streets of Stare Miasto, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and then don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle and then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow driving holiday site .

You can fly from Nice to Krakow in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Krakow. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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