17 days in France, Virginia & Vienna Itinerary

17 days in France, Virginia & Vienna Itinerary

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Virginia Beach, United States
— 1 day
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
3
Colmar, France
— 1 night
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
5
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights

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day
Virginia Beach, United States

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 17th (Tue), get outside with Matador Sport Fishing Charters and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach online tour itinerary maker.

Norfolk to Virginia Beach is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip site.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Paris in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. While traveling from Virginia Beach, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then examine the collection at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Colmar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Colmar are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Neighborhoods
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and make a trip to Haus der Musik Wien.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of train, shuttle, and flight from Colmar to Vienna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Colmar in December, you will find days in Vienna are little chillier (41°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, enjoy some diversion at KIMEO / Ecole de Parkour, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lyon route site.

You can fly from Vienna to Lyon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in December, you will find days in Lyon are a bit warmer (47°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

KIMEO / Ecole de Parkour
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
KIMEO / Ecole de Parkour ©
KIMEO / Ecole de Parkour
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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nights
Nice, France

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Isola 2000 (in Isola), Saint Dalmas Le Selvage (in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage) and Station d'Auron (in Auron). The adventure continues: stop by Vieille Ville, view the masterpieces at Les Petites Porcelaines, get your game on at Gobabygym, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Fly from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lyon in December; daily highs in Nice reach 58°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Cagnes-sur-Mer, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Gobabygym, Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, Route Napoleon
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Room Escape Games
Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre
Gobabygym ©
Gobabygym

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