28 days in France Itinerary

28 days in France Itinerary

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28 days in France Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Tours
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Amboise
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Pennedepie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Tours
— Few hours
train:  5​h
8
Colmar
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
9
Strasbourg
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
10
Tremblay-En-France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Adelaide


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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've added Champagne Tasting on a Seine River Cruise, Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Atelier des Lumieres, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Paris is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Atelier des Lumieres ©
Atelier des Lumieres
Canal Saint-Martin ©
Canal Saint-Martin
Musee Jacquemart-Andre ©
Musee Jacquemart-Andre

few
hours
Tours

Tours
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tours route builder website .

Getting from Paris to Tours by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Tours sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Amboise.

Things to do in Tours

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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5
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your list of things to see and do now includes Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau de Villandry.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Amboise trip website .

Amboise is just a stone's throw from Tours. September in Amboise sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toSaint-Malo.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau Royal de Blois, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois

2
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Musee Jacques Cartier and then steep yourself in history at Long cours et Cap Horniers (tour Solidor). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tour Bidouane, look for gifts at La Maison du Beurre Bordier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame des Greves, then explore the striking landscape at Pointe du Decolle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Lehon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau - Tour du Coetquen.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Amboise to Saint-Malo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Pennedepie.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pointe du Decolle, Chateau - Tour du Coetquen, Abbaye de Lehon
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Musee Jacques Cartier ©
Musee Jacques Cartier
Abbaye de Lehon ©
Abbaye de Lehon

3
nights
Pennedepie

Pennedepie ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee du Vieux Honfleur and Musee D'ethnographie Et D'art Populaire Normand. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lieutenance d' Honfleur and Chocolats Hautot.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pennedepie journey planning site .

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Pennedepie in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Pennedepie

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Honfleur, Calvados Christian Drouin, Musee Villa Montebello, Plage Des Bains
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Greniers a sel de Honfleur ©
Greniers a sel de Honfleur
Phare de Honfleur ©
Phare de Honfleur

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Du Taillis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de St-Wandrille, don't miss a visit to L'Armada de la Liberté, then make a trip to Parlement de Normandie, then examine the collection at Musee des Antiquites, and finally take a stroll through Tour Jeanne d'Arc. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Monumental, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, then examine the collection at Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine, then examine the collection at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bureau des Finances.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pennedepie to Rouen in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tours.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Chateau Du Taillis, Abbaye de St-Wandrille
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cote Sainte-Catherine ©
Cote Sainte-Catherine
Abbaye de St-Wandrille ©
Abbaye de St-Wandrille
Chateau Du Taillis ©
Chateau Du Taillis

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hours
Tours

Tours ©
On the 29th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles, then look for gifts at La Chocolatiere, then pause for some photo ops at Basilique Saint-Julien, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hotel Gouin.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tours online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Tours takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Tours

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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La Chocolatiere ©
La Chocolatiere
Hotel Gouin ©
Hotel Gouin
Basilique Saint-Julien ©
Basilique Saint-Julien

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Memorial Le Linge and Eglise St-Martin. Explore hidden gems such as Hôtel de ville - Musée Historique and Musee Bartholdi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colmar: Selestat (Eglise Sainte-Foy & Eglise Saint-Georges), Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster) and Ortenbourg Castle (in Scherwiller). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise des Dominicains, examine the collection at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, admire the masterpieces at The Village of Hansi and his Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colmar trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Tours to Colmar in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Colmar, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Selestat, Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster, Musee Memorial Le Linge, Vins d'Alsace Antoine Ehrhart, Ortenbourg Castle
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Musee Memorial Le Linge ©
Musee Memorial Le Linge
Eglise des Dominicains ©
Eglise des Dominicains
Eglise St-Martin ©
Eglise St-Martin

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger and then explore the world behind art at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip itinerary maker .

Strasbourg is just a short distance from Colmar. In October, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toTremblay-En-France.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame ©
Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame

1
night
Tremblay-En-France

Tremblay-En-France
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tremblay-En-France road trip website .

Drive from Strasbourg to Tremblay-En-France in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Tremblay-En-France sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Tremblay-En-France

Outdoors Fun & Games Historic Sites
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