23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Metz
1
Metz
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Paris
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Lille
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Bus + Fly:  5 h
4
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
+4
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly + Tram:  5 h 30 min
5
Lyon
— 4 nights
Tram + Fly:  3 h
End: Metz

2
nights
Metz

Metz ©
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nancy (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Place Stanislas, &more), Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg (in Veckring) and La Tranchee de Chattancourt (in Chattancourt). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, soak in style at Turkish baths, take in the history at Group Fortifications of Aisne, and stop by Place Saint Jacques.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Metz trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Metz. In March in Metz, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites Museums Baths

Side Trips

Nancy, Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg, Group Fortifications of Aisne, La Tranchee de Chattancourt, Saint Mihiel American Cemetery
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La Tranchee de Chattancourt ©
La Tranchee de Chattancourt
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris journey website.

Traveling by train from Metz to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Disneyland Paris, The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery (in Arras), Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais) and Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, get your game on at Le Waf, explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, and take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lille online journey builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amiens, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Calais Wine Superstore, Australian National Memorial
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery ©
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery

5
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bordeaux (Pey-Berland Tower, Place de la Bourse, &more), Futuroscope (in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou) and Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, get engrossed in the history at New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde), and look for gifts at Cognac Only.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read La Rochelle online trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Lille to La Rochelle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in La Rochelle, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bordeaux, Association Hermione-La Fayette, Futuroscope, Puy du Fou
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Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Annecy (Mysteres du Lac & Lake Annecy) and Musee de Grenoble (in Grenoble). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and snap pictures at Passerelle du Palais de Justice.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lyon holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and tram from La Rochelle to Lyon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. April in Lyon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Annecy, Musee de Grenoble
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Musee de Grenoble ©
Musee de Grenoble

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