11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
2
Versailles
— Few hours
train:  15​min
3
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Colmar
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Paris
— 1 night
End: Paris

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Popular historic sites such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Sainte-Chapelle are in your itinerary. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum and contemplate the long history of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

few
hours
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House and then examine the collection at Galerie des Carrosses.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Versailles online sightseeing planner .

Versailles is very close to Paris. In July, daytime highs in Versailles are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House
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Galerie des Carrosses ©
Galerie des Carrosses

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to La Madeleine and then head off the coast to Île de la Cité. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age, then stroll the grounds of The Catacombs of Paris, and then learn about all things military at The Army Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner .

Paris is just a short distance from Versailles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

2
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at MM Park France and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Haut-Barr and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Wurth France Erstein.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online road trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. July in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau du Haut-Barr, Musee Wurth France Erstein
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MM Park France ©
MM Park France
Musee Wurth France Erstein ©
Musee Wurth France Erstein
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©

2
nights
Colmar

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Hartmannswillerkopf, take an in-depth tour of Musee Memorial Le Linge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Invention de la Sainte-Croix, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Village of Hansi and his Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colmar trip planner.

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. July in Colmar sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hartmannswillerkopf, Musee Memorial Le Linge, Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix, Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, Vieille Ville de Turckheim
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Hartmannswillerkopf ©
Hartmannswillerkopf
Musee Memorial Le Linge ©
Musee Memorial Le Linge
The Village of Hansi and his Museum ©

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip site .

Traveling by train from Colmar to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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