29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + train:  21​h 45​min
1
Colmar
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Carlux
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Alboussiere
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Uzes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Arvieux
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Colmar

Colmar ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Montagnes des Lamas and Chateau de Kaysersberg. You'll explore and learn at Musee Memorial Le Linge and Musee Espace des Metiers du Bois et du Patrimoine. Change things up with these side-trips from Colmar: Observatoire de Merelle (in Gerardmer), Hartmannswillerkopf (in Wattwiller) and Cascade du Heidenbad (in Wildenstein). There's much more to do: hike along Route des Cretes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, and learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colmar trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Indianapolis, USA to Colmar is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Colmar is 6 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colmar, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carlux.

Things to do in Colmar

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Observatoire de Merelle, Vieille Ville de Turckheim, Musee Espace des Metiers du Bois et du Patrimoine, Hartmannswillerkopf
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La Montagnes des Lamas ©
La Montagnes des Lamas
Musee Memorial Le Linge ©
Musee Memorial Le Linge
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER

6
nights
Carlux

Carlux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.PopulationThe village of Carlux has a centrally located 'bourg' that dates back to the 12th century, which is currently in the process of repair/restoration, and many other clearly historically and/or architecturally interesting buildings.As of June 2013, it has a bakery, a butcher/caterer and a grocery store, plus three restaurants . Les Tours de Merle and Eglise Saint-Pierre will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like La Sente aux Cochons and Cenac Perigord Loisirs will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlux: Musee Zadkine (in Les Arques), Cascades de Murel (in Albussac) and Musee Murat (in Labastide-Murat). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Maison du Piage, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and contemplate the long history of Les Graffiti Templiers.

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You can drive from Colmar to Carlux in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. July in Carlux sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Carlux

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Domme, Grolejac, Carennac, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Cenac Perigord Loisirs
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Chateau de Lacypierre ©
Chateau de Lacypierre
Les Tours de Merle ©
Les Tours de Merle

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Moulin CastelaS, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Montmajour, then take a memorable tour with Forteresse de Mornas, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse, do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, and then get outside with Canoe Evasion.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Avignon online travel route planner .

Drive from Carlux to Avignon in 5 hours. In July, Avignon is a bit warmer than Carlux - with highs of 88°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Alboussiere.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Abbaye de Montmajour, Forteresse de Mornas, Moulin CastelaS, Canoe Evasion, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Abbaye de Montmajour ©
Abbaye de Montmajour
Forteresse de Mornas ©
Forteresse de Mornas
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

6
nights
Alboussiere

Alboussiere ©
Alboussière is a commune in the Ardèche department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alboussiérois or AlboussiéroisesAdministrationList of Successive Mayors(Not all data is known)DemographyIn 2009 the commune had 938 inhabitants. Get in touch with nature at A La Bosse des Anes and Panorama de Saint-Romain-de-Lerps. You'll explore and learn at Chateau Musee de Desaignes and Arche des Metiers. Venture out of the city with trips to Ecole du Vent (in Saint-Clement), Lalouvesc (Saint Francois Régis & Basilique de Lalouvesc) and Espace Joseph Besset - Musee du charronnage au car (in Vanosc). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Village de caractere de Boucieu le Roi, look for gifts at Cave Marcon, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin La Terre Pimprenelle, and explore and take pictures at Les Bergers des Chaupous.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alboussiere tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Avignon to Alboussiere by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uzes.

Things to do in Alboussiere

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lamastre, Le Cheylard, Lalouvesc, Boucieu-le-Roi, Ecole du Vent
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Grotte de Neron ©
Grotte de Neron
Chateau Musee de Desaignes ©
Chateau Musee de Desaignes
A La Bosse des Anes ©
A La Bosse des Anes

3
nights
Uzes

Uzes ©
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Get some historical perspective at Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons and Tour Carbonniere. Get outdoors at La Grotte de Trabuc and Grotte de Saint Marcel. Venture out of the city with trips to Coste Longuiere (in Lezan), Domaine Alain Dumarcher (in Gras) and Saint-Remeze (Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande & Grotte de la Madeleine). And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at Musee 1900, look for gifts at L'Arene des Bieres, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin médiéval, and Head underground at Bureau des moniteurs du gard.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uzes trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alboussiere to Uzes takes 2 hours. In July in Uzes, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arvieux.

Things to do in Uzes

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Saint-Remeze, Grotte de Saint Marcel, Coste Longuiere, Bureau des moniteurs du gard
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La Grotte de Trabuc ©
La Grotte de Trabuc
Musee 1900 ©
Musee 1900
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons ©
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons

2
nights
Arvieux

Arvieux ©
Arvieux is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of south-eastern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arvidants or Arvidantes. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Musee du Soum, then get curious at La Maison du Soleil de Saint-Veran, and then head outdoors with Quey'raft. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Le Pont du Chatelet, then explore the striking landscape at The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, and then explore the activities along Plan d'Eau d'Eygliers.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Arvieux tour planner .

Traveling by car from Uzes to Arvieux takes 4.5 hours. In July in Arvieux, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Arvieux

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Veran, Quey'raft, Plan d'Eau d'Eygliers, Le refuge Tuckett, Le Pont du Chatelet
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Plan d'Eau d'Eygliers ©
Plan d'Eau d'Eygliers
La Maison du Soleil de Saint-Veran ©
Le Pont du Chatelet ©
Le Pont du Chatelet

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Bois des Aigles and La Maison Picassiette. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beauvais Cathedral and La Tour Cesar. Venture out of the city with trips to Chartres (Chapelle Saint Eman & Chartres Historic Preservation Area), Plan d'Eau du Canada (in Beauvais) and Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois (in Breteuil). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee Camille Claudel, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint-Christophe, and steep yourself in history at Moret-sur-Loing.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip tool .

You can drive from Arvieux to Paris in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Paris sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chartres, Beauvais, Moret-sur-Loing, Paroisse Saint-Christophe, Musee Camille Claudel
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Musee Camille Claudel ©
Musee Camille Claudel
Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Beauvais Cathedral ©
Beauvais Cathedral

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