23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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23 days in France Itinerary

Start: Napier
Fly:  32 h
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Sete
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Carcassonne
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Toulouse
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Nantes
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Concarneau
— 3 nights
drive:  3 h
9
Mont-Saint-Michel
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
10
Caen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Giverny
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
12
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Napier

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Seine River and Rue Cremieux. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary tool.

Napier, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 32- hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Seine River ©
Seine River

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Lyon

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vieux Lyon as well as Fourviere Hill. On the 29th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon and then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. June in Lyon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Sete.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites
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Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

4
nights
Sete

Sete ©
Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Sete is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Trois Digues, take some stellar pictures from Mont St-Clair, and enjoy the sea views from Phare Saint Louis.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sete road trip site.

Take a train from Lyon to Sete in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sete can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Carcassonne on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Sete

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Phare Saint Louis ©
Phare Saint Louis
Mont St-Clair ©
Mont St-Clair

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Sete to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Fountain of Neptune ©
Fountain of Neptune

1
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Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip planner.

Take a train from Carcassonne to Toulouse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

2
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Observatoire Sainte-Cecile and then explore the striking landscape at Dune du Pilat.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux journey builder site.

Traveling by train from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Observatoire Sainte-Cecile, La Grande Dune du Pilat
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Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

1
night
Nantes

Nantes
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nantes trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Concarneau.

Things to do in Nantes

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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3
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Concarneau

Concarneau ©
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. On the 8th (Wed), go for a stroll along the water at Port de Plaisance, then get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint Ronan, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Locronan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Corentin Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Keriolet, then examine the collection at Musee de la Peche, and finally stop by Maison Georges Larnicol.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Concarneau travel route planning app.

You can drive from Nantes to Concarneau in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nantes in July, you will find days in Concarneau are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Concarneau

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Locronan, Saint Corentin Cathedral
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Ville Close de Concarneau ©
Ville Close de Concarneau
Saint Corentin Cathedral ©
Saint Corentin Cathedral
Spas

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and then identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planner.

Take a train from Concarneau to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

1
night
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Caen road trip planning app.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Giverny.

Things to do in Caen

Museums
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Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 11th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Giverny trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Caen to Giverny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Giverny, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites
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Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny

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nights
Paris

Paris
For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Giverny to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for home on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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