14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Drive to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Fly to Paris
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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Versailles
Drive
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Tours
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lyon
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaune
— 1 night
Drive
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Dijon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
Fly to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Drive to Fayetteville

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Paris — 3 nights

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 inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Champs-Elysees. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip website.

Fayetteville, USA to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Fayetteville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Versailles.
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Versailles

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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Versailles trip builder.

Drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Versailles, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tours.
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Tours — 2 nights

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then go for a walk through Place Plumereau.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tours itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Versailles to Tours by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux — 2 nights

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and then admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tours to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will leave for Lyon on the 16th (Sun).
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Lyon — 1 night

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon and then make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Beaune.
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Beaune — 1 night

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, do a tasting at Chateau de Pommard, and then grab your bike and head to La Voie des Vignes. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Cirque du Bout du Monde, don't miss a visit to Place de la Halle, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, and finally see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Beaune online route builder.

Drive from Lyon to Beaune in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Beaune can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dijon.
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Dijon — 2 nights

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Maison Milliere, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, then contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and finally trek along Owl's Trail.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Dijon trip planner.

You can drive from Beaune to Dijon in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dijon are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Paris

On the 20th (Thu), explore the activities along Seine River.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip app.

Getting from Dijon to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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.
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