17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 2 nights
2
Arles
— 2 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 1 night
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
5
Amboise
— 2 nights
6
Paris
— 4 nights

2
nights
Nice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. On the next day, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary builder tool.

Gold Coast, Australia to Nice is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Nice is minus 9 hours. In April, Nice is a bit cooler than Gold Coast - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arles.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, Horseback Riding Tours, &more) and Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, take an in-depth tour of Musee Departemental Arles Antique, steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arles journey planner.

Drive from Nice to Arles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Arles are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Nimes, Les Baux de Provence, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau

1
night
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arles to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, thenrelax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and finally Head underground at Lascaux II.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sarlat-la-Caneda, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Beynac, Lascaux II
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, thenget engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, thensee the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then do a tasting at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Amboise holiday planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Amboise in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Amboise to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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