19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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19 days in France Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Tours
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h
3
Montauban
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Nimes
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Avignon
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h
6
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
7
Paris
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, pause for some photo ops at La Colonnade du Louvre, and snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris journey builder app.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 53°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 19th (Thu), you're off to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Jardin des Tuileries ©
Jardin des Tuileries
Musee De Cluny ©
Musee De Cluny

4
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee des Beaux-Arts, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tours: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Julien, and examine the collection at Hotel Gouin.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tours trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Tours in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tours are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Montauban.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amboise, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Villandry
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Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

1
night
Montauban

Montauban ©
Montauban is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the views from Pont Vieux.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montauban online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Tours to Montauban in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Montauban, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Montauban

Museums
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Musee Ingres Bourdelle ©
Musee Ingres Bourdelle

2
nights
Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arenes de Nimes, Musee de la Romanite, Jardins de la Fontaine, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Temple of Diana. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee de la Romanite, then catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to Place du Marche.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nimes trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Montauban to Nimes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. March in Nimes sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Avignon.

Things to do in Nimes

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree

3
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.
You've added Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Palais des Papes, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 26th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles, admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip planner.

Avignon is just a short distance from Nimes. In March, daytime highs in Avignon are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles
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Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Aix-en-Provence is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, admire the natural beauty at Pavillon de Vendome, and see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

You can take a bus from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Fondation Vasarely ©
Fondation Vasarely

1
night
Paris

Paris
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Aix-en-Provence to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in April, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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