27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 1 night
Drive
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Vendome
— 16 nights
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Paris

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Latin Quarter and 1st Arrondissement. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary planning tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 8.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

Rouen

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage de Mers les Bains, then take some stellar pictures from Vue panoramique, and then pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Le Fleuve La Veules and then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Honfleur.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Honfleur

— 1 night
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Carrousel a Honfleur and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Honfleur online trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Vendome.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Vendome

— 16 nights
Vendôme is a town in central France and is a subprefecture of the department of Loir-et-Cher. For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vendome trip planning site.

Drive from Honfleur to Vendome in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Honfleur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vendome, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Vendome

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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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.