17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+3
subway + Fly + foot + train:  16​h
1
Nice
— 2 nights
2
Avignon
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Amboise
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly + subway:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Midi Plage (in Cannes), Plage Robinson (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Plage du Midi (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Antibes and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice sightseeing planner.

San Francisco, USA to Nice is an approximately 16-hour combination of subway, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Nice. Traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, La Croisette, Plage Robinson, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Plage du Midi ©
Plage du Midi

4
nights
Avignon

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arenes de Nimes and Palais des Papes. You'll explore and learn at Carrieres de Lumieres and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac. Venture out of the city with trips to Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence) and Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Pont du Gard, explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip builder .

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Avignon: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard, Arenes de Nimes, Roman Theatre of Orange, Chateau de Tarascon
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Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

4
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Chateau d'Amboise will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Chambord and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau. Explore Amboise's surroundings by going to Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois), Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre (in Fougeres-sur-Bievre) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, contemplate the long history of Domaine de Cande, and step into the grandiose world of Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amboise trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Amboise in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Avignon in June; daily highs in Amboise reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

5
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.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

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Take a train from Amboise to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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