16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
4
Marseille
— 2 nights
5
Nice
— 3 nights
6
Strasbourg
— 3 nights

2
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.
Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Montmartre and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Place de la Bastille, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Paris. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Trianons & The Hamlet
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then steep yourself in history at Chateau Gaillard, then step off the mainland to explore Les Andelys, and finally view the masterpieces at Chateau de Vascoeuil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, and then explore the world behind art at Musee Secq des Tournelles.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rouen road trip site.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Rouen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Normandy, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Chateau de Vascoeuil
Highlights from your plan
Les Andelys ©
Les Andelys
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours

2
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, then do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chateau Lafite, see the interesting displays at Château Maucaillou - Musée des arts et métiers de la vigne, and then take a stroll through Port of the Moon.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rouen to Bordeaux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rouen in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau Lafite, Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, Chateau de Reignac, Château Maucaillou - Musée des arts et métiers de la vigne
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Reignac ©
Chateau de Reignac
Tour Pey-Berland ©
Tour Pey-Berland
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion

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 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Chateau Borely Marseille, then contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes and then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Marseille are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais Lascaris and La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence. You'll get in some beach time at Castel Plage and Palmes Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Villa Eilenroc). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Fort du Mont Alban, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bellet.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Nice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vence, Antibes, Fort du Mont Alban, Palmes Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) ©
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Petite France and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg. And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort de Mutzig, admire the striking features of Eglise du Temple-Neuf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, and contemplate the long history of Eglise Saint-Etienne.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Strasbourg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in February, with highs in Strasbourg at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Fort de Mutzig
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Fort de Mutzig ©
Fort de Mutzig

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