17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Beaune
— 2 nights
4
Avignon
— 3 nights
5
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
6
Bordeaux
— 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Nissim de Camondo and Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Malmaison and Musee Jacquemart-Andre. There's lots more to do: browse the collection at National Archives, visit Ile Saint-Louis, take an in-depth tour of Maison de Victor Hugo, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online holiday maker.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Malmaison, Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins
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Musee National Eugene Delacroix ©
Musee National Eugene Delacroix
Musee Nissim de Camondo ©
Musee Nissim de Camondo
Musee Jacquemart-Andre ©
Musee Jacquemart-Andre

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, shop like a local with Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and finally explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rouen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Beaune.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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Musee Secq des Tournelles ©
Musee Secq des Tournelles
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

2
nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 15th (Sat), learn the secrets of viniculture at Chateau de Meursault, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau De Germolles, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chamirey, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Nicephore Niepce. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, learn about winemaking at Les Caves de l'Abbaye, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Beaune trip maker website.

You can drive from Rouen to Beaune in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Beaune sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, Chateau de Chamirey, Musee Nicephore Niepce, Chateau De Germolles, Chateau de Meursault
Highlights from your plan
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot ©
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
Chateau De Germolles ©
Chateau De Germolles
Chateau de Chamirey ©
Chateau de Chamirey

3
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du Petit Palais and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Site Archeologique de Glanum and Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ile de la Barthelasse, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and make a trip to Pont d'Avignon.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Beaune to Avignon by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, Avignon is somewhat warmer than Beaune - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Highlights from your plan
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Popular historic sites such as Rennes le chateau and Musee Berenger Sauniere are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Raissac and Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne. Take a break from Carcassonne Center with a short trip to Canoe Roquebrun in Roquebrun, about 1h 20 min away.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center online trip builder.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Rennes-le-Chateau, Canoe Roquebrun, Chateau de Raissac
Highlights from your plan
Rennes le chateau ©
Rennes le chateau
Musee Berenger Sauniere ©
Musee Berenger Sauniere
Canoe Roquebrun ©
Canoe Roquebrun

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Chateau Dauzac. Château Maucaillou - Musée des arts et métiers de la vigne and Chateau Lafite will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Chateau Fonplegade (in Saint-Emilion), Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes) and Eglise St Eloi (in Andernos-les-Bains). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Chateau Paloumey, take a stroll through Port of the Moon, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Saint Ahon.

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

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Chateau de Reignac, Eglise St Eloi, Chateau Paloumey, Chateau Dauzac
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Reignac ©
Chateau de Reignac
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey

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