17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
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Colmar
— 7 nights
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Montpellier
— 2 nights
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
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Nice
— Few hours

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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, Paris is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, stop by La Petite France, then make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then make a trip to Place Kleber, and finally ponder the world of politics at European Parliament Strasbourg.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In March in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alsatian Museum ©
Alsatian Museum
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Barrage Vauban ©
Barrage Vauban

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nights
Colmar

Colmar ©

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colmar: La Cle du Bastion (in Belfort), La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim) and Mulhouse (Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse & Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, see the interesting displays at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, and learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colmar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Colmar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Colmar

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
La Cle du Bastion ©
La Cle du Bastion
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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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.
On the 13th (Sat), head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then admire the striking features of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and finally shop like a local with Place de la Comedie. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, then explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magne.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Colmar to Montpellier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Colmar in March; daily highs in Montpellier reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes

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night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, stop by Cours Mirabeau, then let your taste buds guide you at Tastes of Provence - Tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tastes of Provence - Tours ©
Tastes of Provence - Tours
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

few
hours
Nice

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Nice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.
Highlights from your plan
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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