23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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23 days in France Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  30​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Lyon
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Grenoble
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Annecy
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Chamonix
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
6
Bourg-en-Bresse
— 1 night
train:  3​h
7
Dijon
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
8
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Canberra

2
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 Rue Cremieux, Trocadero and Moulin Rouge. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Trocadero, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, enjoy some classic entertainment at Moulin Rouge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker .

Canberra, Australia to Paris is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Canberra in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lyon.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Rue Cremieux ©
Rue Cremieux
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Renaissance Du Vieux Lyon, Le Mur Des Canuts, LyonExplorer Free Walking Tour & Private Guide, and other attractions. On the 3rd (Wed), gain interesting insight with LyonExplorer Free Walking Tour & Private Guide and then make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, don't miss a visit to La Renaissance Du Vieux Lyon, pick up some new knowledge with Soierie Vivante - Atelier Municipal de Passementerie, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, then explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, and finally admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. July in Lyon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Grenoble.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Tours Classes
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

2
nights
Grenoble

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Archaeological Museum as well as Fort de la bastille. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere. On your second day here, make a trip to Fort de la bastille, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grenoble trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Lyon to Grenoble in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in July: high temperatures in Grenoble hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Annecy.

Things to do in Grenoble

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Step out of Annecy with an excursion to Visite d'Yvoire in Yvoire--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Annecy, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier, don't miss a visit to Pont des Amours, and take in the awesome beauty at Semnoz.

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Drive from Grenoble to Annecy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Fier, Visite d'Yvoire
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
Semnoz ©
Semnoz

4
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grotte de Glace as well as Montenvers - Mer de Glace train. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiguille du Midi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, hit the slopes at Aiguille des Grands Montets, and make a trip to Glacier des Bossons.

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Traveling by bus from Annecy to Chamonix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bourg-en-Bresse.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
Aiguille des Grands Montets ©
Aiguille des Grands Montets

1
night
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse
Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in eastern France, capital of the Ain department, and the capital of the ancient province of Bresse (Arpitan: Brêsse). You've now added Apothicairerie to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Demeure Hugon, then pause for some photo ops at Porte des Jacobins, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Bourg-en-Bresse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bourg-en-Bresse online travel route builder .

You can drive from Chamonix to Bourg-en-Bresse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bourg-en-Bresse are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Bourg-en-Bresse

Historic Sites Museums
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Monastere Royal de Brou
Monastere Royal de Brou
Apothicairerie ©
Apothicairerie
Porte des Jacobins ©
Porte des Jacobins

2
nights
Dijon

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne as well as Office de Tourisme de Dijon Metropole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get all the information you need at Office de Tourisme de Dijon Metropole, then make a trip to Place de la Liberation, then walk along Owl's Trail, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dijon road trip website .

Drive from Bourg-en-Bresse to Dijon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Dijon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Dijon

Trails Museums Historic Sites
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Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne ©
Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne
Maison Milliere ©
Maison Milliere

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le Marais, Fontaine Stravinsky, Canal Saint-Martin, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Canal Saint-Martin, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, then ponder the design of Fontaine Stravinsky, then wander the streets of Le Marais, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip site .

Traveling by train from Dijon to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Seine River ©
Seine River
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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