16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France tour planner
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Colmar
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 4 nights
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Giverny
— 2 nights
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Versailles
— 2 nights
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Paris — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris online holiday planner.

Dallas, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Paris is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are cooler (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Colmar.
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Colmar — 2 nights

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Georges, and then learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster.

Discover how to plan a Colmar trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Colmar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Colmar, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice — 4 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Colmar to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Colmar in June, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Giverny.
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Giverny — 2 nights

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Église Notre-Dame, then get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, and then see the interesting displays at Musee du Peigne.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Giverny online tour planner.

You can fly from Nice to Giverny in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in June: high temperatures in Giverny hover around 70°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Versailles.
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Versailles — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Ancien Hopital Royal and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles road trip app.

Drive from Giverny to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Beaches
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.
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