11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 1 night
Train:  15​min
2
Versailles
— 1 day
Train:  15​min
3
Paris
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Toulouse
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, admire the striking features of Le Grand Trianon, then steep yourself in history at Temple de l'Amour, then take an in-depth tour of Galerie des Carrosses, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Royal Chapel.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Versailles sightseeing planner .

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In August in Versailles, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel
Galerie des Carrosses ©
Galerie des Carrosses
Temple de l'Amour ©
Temple de l'Amour

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris sightseeing website .

Paris is very close to Versailles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take a stroll through The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Marseille at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Let the collections at Parc de la Prehistoire and Musee des Augustins capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to O'Vineyards (in Villemoustaussou), Cité de Carcassonne (in Carcassonne Center) and Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Toulouse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Albi, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Parc de la Prehistoire
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire

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