8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Versailles
— 1 night
Drive
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Fontainebleau
Drive
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Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chambord
Drive
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Giverny
— 1 night
Drive
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Chantilly City
— 1 day
Drive
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Roissy-en-France
— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sainte-Chapelle, Pantheon, Hotel de Ville, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Palais Garnier and then make a trip to Hotel de Ville. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Pantheon, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Paris trip builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife
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Versailles

— 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Palace of Versailles, admire the striking features of The Hall of Mirrors, then admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at L'Orangerie.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Versailles day trip planning site.

Drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 40°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fontainebleau.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Fontainebleau. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Fontainebleau.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fontainebleau sightseeing planner.

Getting from Versailles to Fontainebleau by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Fontainebleau are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Amboise.

Things to do in Fontainebleau

Parks · Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Amboise

— 2 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Les Caves Champignonnieres des Roches has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get behind the scenes at Les Caves Champignonnieres des Roches.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Amboise trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Fontainebleau to Amboise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. April in Amboise sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chambord.

Things to do in Amboise

Tours

Side Trip

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Chambord

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chambord day trip site.

You can drive from Amboise to Chambord in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Chambord are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Giverny.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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).
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, examine the collection at Maison de van Gogh, and then don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Auvers su Oise.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Giverny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chambord to Giverny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chantilly City.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Chantilly City

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, see the interesting displays at The Living Museum of the Horse, identify plant and animal life at Le Potager des Princes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis, and finally step into the grandiose world of Parc et Vestiges du Chateau Royal.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chantilly City trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Giverny to Chantilly City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Roissy-en-France.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Roissy-en-France

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): browse the different shops at Aeroville and then get your game on at Full Flight Simulator Paris.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Roissy-en-France road trip planning tool.

Roissy-en-France is just a stone's throw from Chantilly City. In April in Roissy-en-France, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Roissy-en-France

Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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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.