5 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

5 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bourgogne-Franche-Comte visit planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Beaune
— 1 night
Drive
2
Chalon-sur-Saone
— 1 night
Drive
3
Besancon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Montbard
— 1 night
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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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 28th (Sat): learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien and then see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, then trek along Owl's Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Beaune trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Beaune is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Chalon-sur-Saone.
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Museums · Wineries · Trails · Historic Sites
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Chalon-sur-Saone — 1 night

Chalon-sur-Saône is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.It is a sub-prefecture of the department. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at SAS Museum, do a tasting at Chateau de Chamirey, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Philibert de Tournus.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chalon-sur-Saone travel planner.

Drive from Beaune to Chalon-sur-Saone in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Besancon.
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Besancon — 1 night

Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
On the 31st (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Vaire-le-Grand, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then admire the striking features of Citadel of Besançon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Besancon itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Chalon-sur-Saone to Besancon takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Besancon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Montbard.
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Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks
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Montbard — 1 night

Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Fontenay and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Ancy-le Franc.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montbard road trip site.

Traveling by car from Besancon to Montbard takes 2.5 hours. In May in Montbard, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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