7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 1 night
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
3
Giverny
— 1 night
4
Bourges
— 1 night
5
Amboise
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle and then admire the masterpieces at 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 admire the landmark architecture of 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 14-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
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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. On the 29th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of 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 train from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. 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 travel to Giverny.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Pointe du Grouin du Sud
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
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).
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 do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Giverny in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. 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

Side Trips

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

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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): 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale De Bourges.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bourges trip planner.

You can drive from Giverny to Bourges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Bourges, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Cathedrale De Bourges ©
Cathedrale De Bourges
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. 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 train and bus. 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

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise ©

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