16 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

16 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
3
Toulouse
— 2 nights
4
Montpellier
— 1 night
5
Marseille
— 2 nights
6
Nice
— 3 nights
7
Paris
— 1 day

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in March, with highs in Paris at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Take a break from Bordeaux with a short trip to La Grande Dune du Pilat in Pyla-sur-Mer, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and make a trip to The Water Mirror.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, you will find days in Bordeaux are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

La Grande Dune du Pilat
Highlights from your plan
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo, explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally make a trip to Le Capitole.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Highlights from your plan
Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Room Escape Games
Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins

1
night
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, explore the historical opulence of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, thenwander the streets of Place de la Comedie, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier day trip planning tool.

Getting from Toulouse to Montpellier by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Highlights from your plan
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Room Escape Games
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes

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 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To plan Marseille vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Panier ©
The Panier

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice driving holiday planner.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March in Nice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©

1
day
Paris

Paris ©
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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