22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner
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Paris
— 2 nights
Train
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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mers-les-Bains
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Granville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rennes
— 2 nights
Train
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Lyon
— 3 nights
Train
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Annecy
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Paris — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Paris. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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Boulogne-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Le Touquet Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer, then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nausicaa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Boulogne-sur-Mer trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Paris to Boulogne-sur-Mer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Mers-les-Bains.
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Mers-les-Bains — 2 nights

Mers-les-Bains is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyThe commune is situated on the D1015 road, some 25mi west of Abbeville, Mers-les-Bains faces the English Channel near the mouth of the river Bresle, on the border between Picardy and Normandy. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take some stellar pictures from Vue Panoramique, then appreciate the history behind Notre-Dame de la Falaise, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Mers les Bains. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Musee Louis - Philippe, then contemplate the long history of Kahl Burg, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Rambures.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mers-les-Bains tour builder website.

You can drive from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Mers-les-Bains in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mers-les-Bains can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Honfleur.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): walk around Jardins d'Etretat, then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, then contemplate the long history of Memorial Samuel de Champlain, then snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Honfleur online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mers-les-Bains to Honfleur takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granville.
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Granville — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, then visit a coastal fixture at Pointe du Roc, and finally admire the natural beauty at Musee Christian Dior.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Granville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Granville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rennes.
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Rennes — 2 nights

Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the striking features of Mairie de Rennes, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Rennes, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stroll around Parc du Thabor. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Parlement de Bretagne, then make a trip to Centre Historique, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade du Clair de Lune.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rennes route planner.

You can drive from Granville to Rennes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Rennes, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Lyon on the 29th (Thu).
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Lyon — 3 nights

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 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lyon, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rennes to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Lyon, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Annecy.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Annecy — 3 nights

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Annecy: Room Escape Games (in Grenoble), Walibi Rhone-Alpes (in Les Avenieres) and La Fontaine des Eléphants (in Chambery). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, take in the views from Pont des Amours, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy journey builder app.

You can drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Annecy, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris sightseeing app.

Fly from Annecy to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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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