7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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7 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 1 night
train + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
bus + train:  6​h 30​min
3
Giverny
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bourges
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Amboise
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Cincinnati

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cincinnati to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, then make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Giverny.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pointe du Grouin du Sud, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Pointe du Grouin du Sud ©
Pointe du Grouin du Sud

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Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get your game on 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 take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Giverny planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Giverny takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Giverny are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bourges.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

La Maison de la Figurine, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
La Maison de la Figurine ©
La Maison de la Figurine
Musee de Mecanique Naturelle ©
Musee de Mecanique Naturelle

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Bourges

Bourges ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palais Jacques-Coeur, then stop by La Halle au Ble, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Materiel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Etienne.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bourges trip planning website .

Drive from Giverny to Bourges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedrale St-Etienne ©
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Palais Jacques-Coeur ©
Palais Jacques-Coeur
La Halle au Ble ©
La Halle au Ble

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Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): do a tasting at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amboise day trip planner.

You can drive from Bourges to Amboise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Amboise sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trip

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

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