7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Dole-Tavaux Airport, Drive to Besancon
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— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Bus to Geneva, Fly to Los Angeles


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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple et galerie du Saint-Esprit and then let the kids burn off some steam at Parc Micaud. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Citadel of Besançon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre-Dame du Refuge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Parc de la Gare d'Eau, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Champagney.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Besancon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Los Angeles, USA to Besancon is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Besancon to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.
Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Historic Sites
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Paris — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday planning site.

Take a train from Besancon to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Paris sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Aix-en-Provence.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Aix-en-Provence — 1 night

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, examine the collection at Musee Granet, then steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally don't miss a visit to Librairie Le Blason.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence day trip planning site.

You can fly from Paris to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In July, Aix-en-Provence is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Annecy.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Annecy — 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Annecy online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Aix-en-Provence to Annecy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Annecy is little chillier than Aix-en-Provence - with highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature
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France travel guide

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.