32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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32 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Chamonix
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Annecy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lyon
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Caen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Angers
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Chinon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Amboise
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
9
Orleans
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Little Venice and Domaine Andre Blanck & ses Fils. Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Domaine Hubert Meyer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Domaine Albert Seltz (in Mittelbergheim), Jean-Marie Straub (in Blienschwiller) and Cave de Turckheim (in Turckheim). There's more to do: wander the streets of La Petite France.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Strasbourg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Strasbourg. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Strasbourg to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Blienschwiller, Domaine Andre Blanck & ses Fils, Cave de Turckheim, Little Venice, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Domaine Andre Blanck & ses Fils ©
Domaine Andre Blanck & ses Fils

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamonix trip planner .

You can drive from Strasbourg to Chamonix in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Spas
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Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage de la Brune and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Annecy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Charles Bosson, do a tasting at Caveau De Chautagne, and then make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Annecy tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Chamonix to Annecy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage de la Brune, Caveau De Chautagne
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Caveau De Chautagne ©
Caveau De Chautagne
Plage de la Brune ©
Plage de la Brune

3
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.
Cite medievale de Perouges and Vieux Lyon will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Domaine Luquet and Chateau Fuisse. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Chateau de Chasselas (in Chasselas), Chateau de la Greffiere (in La Roche-Vineuse) and Chateau de Julienas (in Julienas). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema and shop like a local with Secrets d'Apiculteur.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lyon visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Annecy to Lyon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lyon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Caen.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fuisse, Chateau de Chasselas, Chateau de Julienas, Cite medievale de Perouges, Chateau de la Greffiere
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Chateau de la Greffiere ©
Chateau de la Greffiere

4
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial of Caen. Step off the beaten path and head to Omaha Beach and Airborne Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: Saint Catherine's Church (in Honfleur), American Cemetery & Memorial (in Colleville-sur-Mer) and Notre Dame Cathedral (in Bayeux). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Falaise d'Etretat, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Montfarville, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Caen trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Caen by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Lyon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Caen, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Angers.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bayeux, Saint Catherine's Church, American Cemetery & Memorial, Airborne Museum, Eglise de Montfarville
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Memorial of Caen ©
Memorial of Caen
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Angers

Angers ©
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.
Les Machines de L'ile and Castle of Angers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de la Viaudiere and Domaine de Gagnebert. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Angers: Golf de l'Ile d'Or (in Saint-Remy-la-Varenne) and Golf de Sable-Solesmes (in Sable-sur-Sarthe). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pignerolle.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Angers visit planner .

Getting from Caen to Angers by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Angers sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chinon.

Things to do in Angers

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golf de Sable-Solesmes, Chateau de Pignerolle, Domaine de Gagnebert, Golf de l'Ile d'Or, Les Machines de L'ile
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Golf de Sable-Solesmes ©
Golf de Sable-Solesmes
Castle of Angers ©
Castle of Angers
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile

3
nights
Chinon

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Villandry and Gaetan Bruneau - La Chevallerie. Domaine De La Noblaie and Pierre et Bertrand Couly are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Chinon side-trips: VinoValley (in Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent), Domaine des Fremonclairs (in Turquant) and Langlois-Chateau (in Saumur). There's more to do: do a tasting at Chateau de Ligre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Chinon trip tool .

Getting from Angers to Chinon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Chinon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Chinon

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Ligre, Chateau de Villandry, VinoValley, Domaine des Fremonclairs
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Domaine De La Noblaie ©
Domaine De La Noblaie
Chateau de Ligre ©
Chateau de Ligre

4
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Domaine Thierry Cosme. You'll explore and learn at Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau d'Amboise. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amboise: Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Plou Et Fils and sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amboise online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Chinon to Amboise in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Amboise sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Orleans.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Domaine de La Croix Melier, Domaine Thierry Cosme, Chateau Royal de Blois, Domaine Merieau
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

3
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Appreciate the collections at Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau d'Amboise. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chambord and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Step out of Orleans to go to Muides sur Loire and see Domaine du Croc du Merle, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Orleans online vacation builder .

Traveling by train from Amboise to Orleans takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amboise, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceau, Domaine du Croc du Merle
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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris travel planner .

You can take a train from Orleans to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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