37 days in France, Ventimiglia & Venice Itinerary

37 days in France, Ventimiglia & Venice Itinerary

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37 days in France, Ventimiglia & Venice Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly + train:  14​h
1
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ventimiglia, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
8
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
9
Reims, France
— 2 nights
10
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Miami, United States

2
nights
Lyon, France

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.
Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Hauterives to see Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get to know the resident critters at Parc de la Tete d'Or, and delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary maker site .

Miami, USA to Lyon is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and tram; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Lyon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in May, expect nights in Lyon to be colder, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trip

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

3
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Get out of town with these interesting Annecy side-trips: Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre) and Chamonix (Vallee Blanche, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Annecy road trip planning website .

Getting from Lyon to Annecy by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Annecy. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chamonix, Reve d'Eau
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

5
nights
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue ©
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a town and commune on the Sorgue river in southeastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to La Petite Ferme (in Villes-sur-Auzon), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, & more). The adventure continues: tee off at Golf de Servanes, take in the exciting artwork at Tapiezo, explore the ancient world of Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue trip planner .

Drive from Annecy to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. When traveling from Annecy in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Avignon, Gordes, Carrieres des Lumieres, Chateau de Lourmarin, Golf de Servanes
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands), Hyeres (Sentier sous marin & Parc St Bernard) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bandol). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ventimiglia.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hyeres, Marseille, La Ciotat, Scuba & Snorkeling, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
day
Ventimiglia, Italy

Ventimiglia ©
Ventimiglia is a city, comune (municipality) and bishopric in Liguria, northern Italy, in the province of Imperia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cactusmania Di Manera Bruno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, don't miss a visit to Oratorio dei Neri, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Nostra Signora dell'Orto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiostro di Sant'Agostino.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ventimiglia trip planner .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Ventimiglia in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, you will find days in Ventimiglia are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ventimiglia

Historic Sites
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Chiostro di Sant'Agostino ©
Chiostro di Sant'Agostino
Cactusmania Di Manera Bruno ©
Cactusmania Di Manera Bruno
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip builder site .

You can drive from Ventimiglia to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Colmar, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): wander the streets of Little Venice, then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then admire the striking features of Koifhus (Old Custom House). On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then stop by TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colmar online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Colmar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in June, expect Colmar to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Old Town ©
Old Town
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise des Dominicains Strasbourg, put a fun spin on your tour with L'Echappee Biere, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally wander the streets of La Petite France. On the next day, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, contemplate the long history of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, then make a trip to Fort Ducrot, and finally explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Strasbourg online attractions planner .

Strasbourg is very close to Colmar. In June in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reims.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan

2
nights
Reims, France

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do a tasting at WB Champagne, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reims trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Strasbourg to Reims in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Strasbourg in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Reims, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

6
nights
Paris, France

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris tour planning tool .

Traveling by train from Reims to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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