19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Train
2
Tours
— 4 nights
Train
3
Montauban
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nimes
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Avignon
— 3 nights
Train to Gare de Salon, Bus to Aix-en-Provence
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Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 1 night
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Paris

— 3 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.
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 landmark architecture of La Madeleine, pause for some photo ops at La Colonnade du Louvre, and take in the views from Pont Alexandre III.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris holiday maker app.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 53°F and lows are around 38°F. You will leave for Tours on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Tours

— 4 nights

Garden of France

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 Tours' surroundings by going to Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, admire the masterpieces at Hotel Gouin, and pause for some photo ops at Basilique Saint-Julien.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tours trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Tours takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tours can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 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

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:

Montauban

— 1 night
Montauban is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): snap pictures at Pont Vieux.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montauban driving holiday 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. March in Montauban sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Nimes.

Things to do in Montauban

Museums
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Nimes

— 2 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arenes de Nimes, Musee de la Romanite, Jardins de la Fontaine, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Temple de Diane. On the next day, examine the collection at Musee de la Romanite, 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.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nimes road trip website.

You can drive from Montauban to Nimes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Nimes can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nimes

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Avignon

— 3 nights

City of Popes

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles, don't miss a visit to Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon visit planner.

You can drive from Nimes to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Avignon sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Aix-en-Provence

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

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: examine the collection at Musee Granet, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge, and make a trip to Librairie Le Blason.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary website.

Getting from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

Paris

— 1 night

City of Light

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation website.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Aix-en-Provence in April, with highs in Paris at 60°F and lows at 42°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.