17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Nantes
— 4 nights
Bus:  8​h
3
Toulouse
— 4 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
4
Lyon
— 4 nights
End: Lyon

4
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.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

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If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You'll explore and learn at Les Machines de L'ile and Chateau-Musee de Saumur. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Explore Nantes' surroundings by going to Centre Historique de Vannes (in Vannes), VinoValley (in Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent) and Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier (in Louresse-Rochemenier). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cite Medievale de Guerande, shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Paris to Nantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Nantes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saumur, Cite Medievale de Guerande, Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier, Centre Historique de Vannes
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne and Basilique Saint-Sernin. La cité médiévale and Church of Les Jacobins will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toulouse: Carcassonne Center (Eglise Saint-Nazaire & Cité de Carcassonne), Musee Historama (in Cordes-sur-Ciel) and Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, & more). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins and engage your brain at Cite de l'espace.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Toulouse journey planning site .

You can fly from Nantes to Toulouse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Toulouse sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Albi, Musee Historama, La cité médiévale
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

4
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Domaine Le Fagolet-Gite La Girardiere will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges), Monastere Royal de Brou (in Bourg-en-Bresse) and Fuisse (Chateau Fuisse & Domaine Luquet). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, take a stroll through Place Bellecour, and ponder the design of Place des Jacobins.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Toulouse to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Lyon are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Fuisse, Monastere Royal de Brou, Domaine Le Fagolet-Gite La Girardiere, Cite medievale de Perouges
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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