13 days in France & Schwangau Itinerary

13 days in France & Schwangau Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Schwangau
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Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Val d'Isere, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Briare, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Sancerre, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montceau les Mines, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Cluny, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Solutre-Pouilly, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Macon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bourg-en-Bresse, France
— 1 night
Drive to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Fly to Warsaw

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Schwangau, Germany

— 1 night

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Schwangau visit planning tool.

Warsaw, Poland to Schwangau is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Schwangau are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Val d'Isere.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Val d'Isere, France

— 1 night
Val d'Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region) in southeastern France. On the 11th (Wed), get outside with Col De L'iseran. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Le Lagon swimming-pool and then get outside with Reve d'Eau.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Val d'Isere travel route planner.

You can drive from Schwangau to Val d'Isere in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Schwangau in July; daily highs in Val d'Isere reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Briare.

Things to do in Val d'Isere

Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Briare, France

— 1 night
Briare is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.Briare, the Brivodorum of the Romans is situated at the extremity of the Briare Canal, which unites the river Loire and its lateral canal with the Loing and so with the Seine. On the 13th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne, explore the historical opulence of Château de Sully-sur-Loire, and then stroll around Parc du Manoir de la Javeliere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Ecluse de Mantelot, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Saint-Fargeau.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Briare travel planner.

You can drive from Val d'Isere to Briare in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Val d'Isere in July: high temperatures in Briare hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Sancerre.

Things to do in Briare

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Sancerre, France

— 2 nights
Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town, commune and canton in the Cher department of central France overlooking the Loire River. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll around Parc Floral d'Apremont and then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Jacques-Coeur. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tour des Fiefs, make a trip to Le Jardin de l'Archeveche, then don't miss a visit to Les Nuits Lumiere, then do a tasting at Domaine Tinel-Blondelet, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Philippe Raimbault.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sancerre holiday planner.

Drive from Briare to Sancerre in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Montceau les Mines.

Things to do in Sancerre

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montceau les Mines, France

— 1 night
Montceau-les-Mines is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.It is the second-largest commune of the metropolitan Communauté urbaine Creusot Montceau, which lies southwest of the city of Dijon.HistoryMontceau-les-Mines is a former mining city. On the 17th (Tue), stroll around Parcs Maugrand et Saint Louis.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Montceau les Mines day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sancerre to Montceau les Mines takes 2.5 hours. In July in Montceau les Mines, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cluny.

Things to do in Montceau les Mines

Parks

Cluny, France

— 1 night
On the 18th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cormatin, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brancion, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Cluny.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cluny online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montceau les Mines to Cluny takes an hour. In July in Cluny, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Solutre-Pouilly.

Things to do in Cluny

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Solutre-Pouilly, France

— 1 night
Solutré-Pouilly is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Touroparc Zoo and then take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Solutre-Pouilly route planner.

Solutre-Pouilly is just a stone's throw from Cluny. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Macon.

Things to do in Solutre-Pouilly

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Macon, France

— 1 night
Mâcon, historically anglicized as Mascon, is a small city in east-central France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Macon vacation maker website.

Macon is just a short distance from Solutre-Pouilly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bourg-en-Bresse.

Things to do in Macon

Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip

Bourg-en-Bresse, France

— 1 night
Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in eastern France, capital of the Ain department, and the capital of the ancient province of Bresse (Arpitan: Brêsse). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Monastere Royal de Brou.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourg-en-Bresse visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Macon to Bourg-en-Bresse takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Bourg-en-Bresse can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bourg-en-Bresse

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

France travel guide

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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.