13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel route planner

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Versailles
— 1 night
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Blois
Drive
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Chambord
Drive
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Cheverny
Drive
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Blois
— 1 night
Drive
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Chenonceaux
Drive
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Amboise
— 1 night
Drive
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Nantes
— 1 night
Drive
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Les Epesses
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Saint-Nazaire
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Nantes
— 2 nights

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Paris

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles

— 1 night

Royal Paradise

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.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Versailles, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Blois.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Blois

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blois online tour planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Blois in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to Chambord.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Chambord

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chambord attractions planner.

Chambord is very close to Blois. August in Chambord sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Cheverny on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Cheverny

Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cheverny day trip app.

Cheverny is very close to Chambord. August in Cheverny sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Cheverny

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Blois

— 1 night

Town of Art and History

To find photos and tourist information, read Blois day trip planner.

Blois is just a stone's throw from Cheverny. You will leave for Chenonceaux on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Chenonceaux

Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Start your trip to Chenonceaux by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Blois to Chenonceaux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Chenonceaux can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Amboise

— 1 night
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 16th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise and then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Amboise tour builder site.

Amboise is very close to Chenonceaux. In August, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums

Nantes

— 1 night

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip planner.

Getting from Amboise to Nantes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Les Epesses

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Puy du Fou and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tiffauges.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Les Epesses trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Les Epesses takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Nazaire.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Saint-Nazaire

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Nazaire online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Les Epesses to Saint-Nazaire takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Nazaire can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Saint-Nazaire

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Nantes

— 2 nights

Venice of the West

On the 19th (Thu), wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, then admire the striking features of Tour Bretagne, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): hike along Voie Verte Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Planete Sauvage.

Before you visit Nantes, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Saint-Nazaire to Nantes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Vendee travel guide

3.8
Theme Parks · Landmarks · Entertainment Centers