17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 5 nights
Train
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Train
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Dijon
— 2 nights
Train to Lyon, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights

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Paris

— 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.
You've added A la Francaise ! Champagne, Secret Food Tours Paris, Visit the Hidden Paris, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Seine River and L'Orangerie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris visit planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

Strasbourg

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take a spin around town with VinoRoute - Oenotourisme en Alsace, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, and then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, then see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and then take a stroll through La Petite France.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Dijon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Dijon

— 2 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dijon online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Dijon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Dijon sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Nice.

Things to do in Dijon

Trails · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, make a trip to Place Massena, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Dijon to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Dijon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

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.
Bordeaux River Cruise has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Reignac and L.O Wine. Relax by the water at Banc D'arguin and La Plage. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, see the interesting displays at La Cite du Vin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip builder.

You can fly from Nice to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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.