18 days in France, Borzonasca & Milan Itinerary

18 days in France, Borzonasca & Milan Itinerary

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18 days in France, Borzonasca & Milan Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  13 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Avignon, France
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Gordes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
4
Borzonasca, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Atlanta, United States

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.
Do your shopping at Champagne Sourdet-Diot and L’Atelier de Leo. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Maintenon and Musee de la Grande Guerre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Air and Space Museum (in Le Bourget), Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines) and Chartres (Maison du Saumon, Chartres Historic Preservation Area, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee National du Chateau de Malmaison, view the masterpieces at words and things, and learn about winemaking at Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online road trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Paris is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chartres, words and things, Chateau de Maintenon, Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace - National Air and Space Museum of France, Le Bois des Aigles
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Musee de la Grande Guerre ©
Musee de la Grande Guerre
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon

4
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.
Natural History Museum of The Ardeche and Galerie Boutique John Gormsen will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at L'Essentiel De Lavande and The Concluses Lussan. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Domaine de Beaurenard & The Best Vintage), Montelimar (Le Chaudron d'Or, Musee d'Art Contemporain Saint-Martin, & more) and Bureau des moniteurs du gard (in Collias). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere and hunt for treasures at Le Marche d'Arles.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Avignon online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Montelimar, Le Marche d'Arles, L'Essentiel De Lavande, Natural History Museum of The Ardeche
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L'Artisan Nougatier ©
L'Artisan Nougatier
Natural History Museum of The Ardeche ©
Musee d'Art Contemporain Saint-Martin ©

2
nights
Gordes, France

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 2nd (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Tapiezo, examine the collection at Museum of Salagon, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Sauvan, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, and finally don't miss a visit to Chausee des Geants. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Fondation Villa Datris, then get outside with Ventoux Aventure, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorges de la Nesque.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gordes online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Gordes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Gordes, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Borzonasca.

Things to do in Gordes

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mormoiron, Mane, Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, Fondation Villa Datris, Gorges de la Nesque
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Chateau de Sauvan ©
Chateau de Sauvan
Museum of  Salagon ©
Museum of Salagon
Gorges de la Nesque ©
Gorges de la Nesque

3
nights
Borzonasca, Italy

Borzonasca ©
Borzonasca is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km east of Genoa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oasi WWF dei Ghirardi and Borgo Rotondo. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Della Resistenza Piacentina and Pieve di Bardone. Explore Borzonasca's surroundings by going to Chiesa di S. Domenico (in Borgo val di Taro), Castello Doria Malaspina (in Calice al Cornoviglio) and Castello di Gambaro di Ferriere (in Ferriere). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago delle Lame and step into the grandiose world of Monte Castello Crocefieschi.

Make your Borzonasca itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gordes to Borzonasca. While traveling from Gordes, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Borzonasca, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Borzonasca

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Borgo val di Taro, Monte Castello Crocefieschi, Pieve di Bardone, Castello Doria Malaspina, Castello di Gambaro di Ferriere
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
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Museo Della Resistenza Piacentina ©
Museo Della Resistenza Piacentina
Pieve di Bardone ©
Pieve di Bardone

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo Di Piacenza and Villaggio Crespi d'Adda. Ca' del Bosco and Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Cantina Riccafana (in Cologne), Valle Vertova (in Vertova) and Museo di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi" (in Bergamo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo della Stampa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Milan travel website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Borzonasca to Milan. Expect little chillier evenings in Milan when traveling from Borzonasca in July, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Piacenza, Museo di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", Valle Vertova, Ca' del Bosco, Museo della Stampa
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Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese ©
Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese
Ca' del Bosco ©
Ca' del Bosco
Duomo Di Piacenza ©
Duomo Di Piacenza

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