22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
train:  6​h 15​min
3
Tours
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saintes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Montpellier
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Avignon
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
8
Orange
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Lyon
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
10
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris itinerary maker website .

Winnipeg, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

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Traveling by combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tours.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais and then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tours trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Tours takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Tours are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Saintes.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de Villandry
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

2
nights
Saintes

Saintes ©
Saintes, a small city on the banks of the Charente River in the Charente-Maritime department, is noteworthy for its Gallo-Roman, medieval, and renaissance heritage.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Corderie Royale, then examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, then examine the collection at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Eutrope de Saintes.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saintes trip planner .

Getting from Tours to Saintes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saintes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Saintes

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rochefort
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Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Basilique Saint-Eutrope de Saintes ©

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, make a trip to Cité de Carcassonne, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally take a stroll through Carcassonne Medieval City. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria', examine the collection at Le Musee de la Torture de Carcassone, and then steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Lastours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center road trip planning app .

You can drive from Saintes to Carcassonne Center in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateaux de Lastours, Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria'
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

1
night
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 19th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then meet the residents at Planet Ocean Montpellier, then explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and finally contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montpellier trip planner .

Take a train from Carcassonne Center to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Planet Ocean Montpellier ©
Planet Ocean Montpellier
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Room Escape Games

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee Frederic Mistral, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then examine the collection at Musee des Santons, then delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, and finally steep yourself in history at Place Crillon.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Avignon online trip maker .

Take a bus from Montpellier to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Avignon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Orange.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Site Archeologique de Glanum, Le Sentier des Ocres, Musee Frederic Mistral
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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hours
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Orange tour planner.

Orange is very close to Avignon. In July, daily temperatures in Orange can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Orange

Historic Sites
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, then don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Lyon tour planner .

Traveling by car from Orange to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Trails
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

5
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Family-friendly places like The Paris Catacombs and Paris Plage will thrill your kids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Champs-Elysees. See some other sides of Paris: take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker site .

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. While traveling from Lyon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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