16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 1 day
Train
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Tours
— 1 night
Drive
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Chambord
Drive
4
Orleans
— 1 day
Drive
5
Tours
— 1 night
Drive
6
Amboise
Drive
7
Chenonceaux
Drive
8
Tours
— 1 night
Drive
9
Villandry
— 1 day
Drive
10
Tours
— 3 nights
Train
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
Train
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Paris — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Mouffetard Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Laurence Esnol Gallery, then look for gifts at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, and finally shop like a local with L'ile Aux Images.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tours.
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Tours — 1 night

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tours trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Tours in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tours are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will leave for Chambord on the 19th (Wed).
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Chambord

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Traveling by car from Tours to Chambord takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Chambord are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Orleans on the 19th (Wed).
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Orleans — 1 day

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orleans online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chambord to Orleans in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Tours.
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Tours — 1 night

Garden of France

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tours holiday builder app.

Getting from Orleans to Tours by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Amboise.
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Amboise

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amboise day trip planning site.

Amboise is just a stone's throw from Tours. In October in Amboise, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Chenonceaux.
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Chenonceaux

Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chenonceaux trip itinerary app.

Chenonceaux is very close to Amboise. In October in Chenonceaux, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tours.
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Tours — 1 night

Garden of France

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tours trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Chenonceaux to Tours in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Villandry.
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Villandry — 1 day

Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Villandry vacation maker app.

Villandry is just a short distance from Tours. In October in Villandry, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Tours.
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Tours — 3 nights

Garden of France

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Basilique Saint-Julien, examine the collection at Musee du Compagnonnage, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Typographie, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Place Plumereau, stop by Le Cirque en Bois, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles, then get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville de Tours, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts Tours, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hotel Gouin.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tours trip planner.

Tours is very close to Villandry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Gare de Strasbourg, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, then wander the streets of La Petite France, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg tour planning app.

Getting from Tours to Strasbourg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris — 6 nights

City of Light

Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and The Royal Chapel. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). See even more of Paris: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip app.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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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