7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Fly
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Paris
— 1 night
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Giverny
— 1 night
Drive
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Bourges
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboise
— 1 night
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Cincinnati

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Paris

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Paris. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 29th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Giverny.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Giverny

— 1 night
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at La Maison de la Figurine, then get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Claude Monet.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Giverny trip planner.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Giverny in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bourges.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Bourges

— 1 night

Gem of the Lorraine Valley

For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
On the 31st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Palais Jacques-Coeur, then look for gifts at La Halle au Ble, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Materiel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale De Bourges.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bourges visit planner.

You can drive from Giverny to Bourges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bourges are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Amboise

— 1 night
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amboise road trip planner.

You can drive from Bourges to Amboise in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Amboise are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.