55 days in France, San Sebastian - Donostia & Barcelona Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Soorts-Hossegor, France
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Plailly, France
— 4 nights
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Amiens, France
— 9 nights
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France
— 8 nights
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Saint-Omer, France
— 9 nights
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Lille, France
— 11 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, then do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, and then snap pictures at Pont de Pierre.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux journey planner.

Take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Soorts-Hossegor.
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Soorts-Hossegor, France — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage Naturiste, explore the activities along Lac d'Hossegor, then explore the activities along Lac D’hossegore, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Labenne, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nicolas.. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Aquatic landes.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Soorts-Hossegor day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Soorts-Hossegor takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bordeaux in June, expect nights in Soorts-Hossegor to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 11th (Sun), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia online trip planner.

You can drive from Soorts-Hossegor to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 13th (Tue), wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, then make a trip to The Magic Fountain, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning site.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, Barcelona is a bit warmer than San Sebastian - Donostia - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Plailly.
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Plailly, France — 4 nights

Explore Plailly's surroundings by going to Prieure de Longpre (in Haramont), Belleau (Aisne Marne American Cemetery & Musee de la Memoire de Belleau 1914-1918) and Chateau-Thierry Monument (in Chateau-Thierry). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at La Mer de sable.

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You can fly from Nice to Plailly in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Plailly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.
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Amiens, France — 9 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amiens: Fouilloy (Australian National Memorial & Sir John Monash Centre), Honfleur (Artiane Gallery, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and stop by St-Leu.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amiens trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Plailly to Amiens by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France — 8 nights

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Explore Le Touquet – Paris-Plage's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Le Crotoy), Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck) and Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont). On the 29th (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Parc Bagatelle. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Be Baie, take a leisurely stroll along Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme, look for gifts at Au Chat Bleu, and surround yourself with nature on Visiter la baie de Somme.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Le Touquet – Paris-Plage online road trip planner.

You can drive from Amiens to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint-Omer.
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Saint-Omer, France — 9 nights

Saint-Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department is the starting point for the canals radiating out from the river Aa with a diverse population.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Omer: Escalles (Cap Blanc-Nez & Cran d'Escalles), Musee 39-45 (in Ambleteuse) and Azincourt 1415 (in Azincourt). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole, examine the collection at Flander Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Tudor, and identify plant and animal life at Dune Dewulf.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Omer online trip builder.

You can drive from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Saint-Omer in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Omer are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lille.
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Lille, France — 11 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bellicourt Monument (in Bellicourt), Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche (in Neuville-Saint-Vaast) and Porte de Paris (in Cambrai). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around Parc Arboretum du Manoir aux Loups, explore the different monuments and memorials at Point-du-Jour-Cemetery, and take a stroll through Vieux-Lille.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Omer to Lille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel 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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Hauts-de-France travel guide

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Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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