4 days in France Itinerary

4 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train
2
Cognac
— 1 night
Drive

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Paris

— 2 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip website.

Bournemouth, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bournemouth to Paris. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cognac.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Cognac

— 1 night
Cognac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cognac Meukow. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Camus Cognac and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cognac Meukow.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cognac trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Cognac takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cognac can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cognac

Breweries & Distilleries
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.