17 days in Bordeaux, Paris & Chalons-en-Champagne Itinerary

17 days in Bordeaux, Paris & Chalons-en-Champagne Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 6 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Chalons-en-Champagne
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux

— 6 nights

The Port of the Moon

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Chateau Lardy (in Razac-de-Saussignac), French Wine Adventures (in Saussignac) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Laniote, Chateau Cantenac, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at La Grande Dune du Pilat, make a trip to The Water Mirror, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, and stroll through Réserve Ornithologique du Teich.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bordeaux is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September; daily highs in Bordeaux reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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 these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Fayencerie Augy), Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chalons-en-Champagne

— 4 nights
Châlons-en-Champagne is a city in France. Change things up with these side-trips from Chalons-en-Champagne: Saint Mihiel American Cemetery (in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon), Champagne DOMI (in Grauves) and Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Rachi Troyes, stop by Champagne Barnaut, contemplate the long history of Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine, and appreciate the history behind Statue de Jean Talon.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chalons-en-Champagne online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Chalons-en-Champagne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips