27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Angers
— 1 night
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Colmar
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Strasbourg
— 1 night
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Paris

— 4 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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris online route planner.

Phoenix, USA to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in November, expect nights in Paris to be a bit cooler, around 42°F, while days are much colder, around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:

Versailles

— 2 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Monument au General Hoche, and then admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles online holiday builder.

Drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Tour du Nord, don't miss a visit to Tour de L'Arcade, and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cabane Vauban, look for gifts at L'Atelier Gourmet, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel route planner.

Drive from Versailles to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. November in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Angers.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Angers

— 1 night

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Chateau de Brissac and then examine the collection at Musee du Bon Pasteur.

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You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Angers in 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Angers are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Angers

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

Bordeaux

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
When in Bordeaux, make a side trip to see Chateau Cantenac in Saint-Emilion, approximately Saint-Emilion away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux route planner.

You can fly from Angers to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

Lyon

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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 17th (Wed): get in on the family fun at AviaSim Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

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You can fly from Bordeaux to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 61°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Colmar.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Colmar

— 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Explore Colmar's surroundings by going to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace (in Itterswiller). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Little Venice, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa des Saules.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colmar trip builder.

You can fly from Nice to Colmar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Colmar is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 51°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Strasbourg

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 29th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz and then visit La Petite France.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg online visit planner.

You can drive from Colmar to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.