21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France sightseeing planner
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Paris
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Reims
— 1 night
Drive
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Verdun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blois
— 1 night
Drive
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Angers
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 11 nights
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Paris

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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris journey tool.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Paris is 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Reims.
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Reims — 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of the Surrender as well as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Surrender, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reims online attractions planner.

Take a train from Paris to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reims, with lows of 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Verdun.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
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Verdun — 2 nights

The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Butte de Vauquois, Verdun Memorial, Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to La Main de Massiges and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Verdun Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Douaumont Ossuary, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Douaumont.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Verdun trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Reims to Verdun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Verdun are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blois.
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Blois — 1 night

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Langeais as well as Chateau de Chambord.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Blois trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Verdun to Blois in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Blois can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Angers.
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Angers — 1 night

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Before you visit Angers, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Blois to Angers in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Angers to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. May in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You've added Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, Juno Beach, Musee Baron Gerard, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and indulge your senses at Cave Cidricole Lecornu.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip planning tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 11 nights

City of Light

Your day by day itinerary now includes The Little Train of Montmartre (Le Petit Train de Montmartre), Bateaux Parisiens, Musee des Plans-Reliefs, and other attractions you added. See some other sides of Paris: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Paris online journey planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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