27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

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27 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Bordeaux
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nice
— 7 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Fontainebleau and Chartres Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Danses Macabres d’Europe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon), Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds) and Chateau de Villebon (in Villebon). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Coucy, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee Marmottan, and take a stroll through Trocadero.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau of Coucy, Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Maintenon, Chateau de Villebon, Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds

7
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee Napoleon and Musee Voulgre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Chateau De Poudenas. Venture out of the city with trips to Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede (in Saucats), Bazas Cathedral (in Bazas) and Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch). Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Chateau de Bridoire, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de Villereal, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and step into the grandiose world of Vignobles Carles.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux online holiday planner .

Take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bordeaux

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Vignobles Carles, Dune du Pilat, Chateau De Poudenas, Musee Napoleon
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Chateau De Poudenas ©
Chateau De Poudenas
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Appreciate the collections at Site Archeologique de Glanum and Granet Museum. Get some historical perspective at Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Nimes (Arenes de Nimes & La Maison Carree), Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres de Lumieres & Chateau des Baux de Provence). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, wander the streets of The Panier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bordeaux to Aix-en-Provence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Nimes, Les Baux de Provence, Marseille, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

7
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint-Paul de Vence and Lérins Islands. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso), Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet) and La Citadelle d'Entrevaux (in Entrevaux). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, take some stellar pictures from Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, and take an unorthodox tour of Pyramide de Falicon et grotte de Ratapignata.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner .

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Eze, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St-Paul-de-Vence
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

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