17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Nice
— 1 night
+4
Fly + Bus + Foot + Subway + Train:  6​h
2
Le Havre
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Paris
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Reims
— 1 night
+3
Train + Subway + Bus + Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Rennes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Le Havre
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
8
Lyon
— 2 nights
Tram + Fly:  3​h
9
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Rome

1
night
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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nice journey planner.

Atlanta, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Le Havre.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Le Havre

Le Havre ©
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Joseph, then take in the views from Pont de Normandie, then make a trip to Le Vieux Bassin, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Les Cressonnieres.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Le Havre journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nice to Le Havre in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, expect Le Havre to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Le Havre

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur, Les Cressonnieres
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Eglise St-Joseph ©
Eglise St-Joseph
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Pont de Normandie ©
Pont de Normandie

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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Le Havre to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Le Havre in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): play a few rounds at UGOLF Reims, then see the interesting displays at Musee National du Chateau de Malmaison, then do a tasting at Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Foret Domaniale de Verzy, steep yourself in history at Museum of the Surrender, and then take an in-depth tour of Caverne du Dragon.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reims travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Reims in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, Reims is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rennes.

Things to do in Reims

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, Réunion des Musées Nationaux et Grand Palais, Foret Domaniale de Verzy, Caverne du Dragon
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Caverne du Dragon ©
Caverne du Dragon
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Foret Domaniale de Verzy ©
Foret Domaniale de Verzy

2
nights
Rennes

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get outside with Avel Char, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Bosco, and then meet the residents at Grand Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then see the interesting displays at Manoir de l'Automobile.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rennes trip builder app .

Take a train from Reims to Rennes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Rennes

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Malo, Chateau de Fougeres, Manoir de l'Automobile, Avel Char
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Grand Aquarium ©
Grand Aquarium
Manoir de l'Automobile ©
Manoir de l'Automobile
Room Escape Games

1
night
Le Havre

Le Havre ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Plage du Havre, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux Arts Andre Malraux, then get outside with Abeille Parachutisme, and finally steep yourself in history at Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Le Havre tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Rennes to Le Havre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rennes in June, expect nights in Le Havre to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Le Havre

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Sainte-Chapelle. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. See some other sides of Paris: wander the streets of Montmartre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris online holiday planner .

Drive from Le Havre to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Le Havre in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then browse the exhibits of Fresque des Lyonnais, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Lyon sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

1
night
Nice

Nice ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then stroll around Colline du Chateau overlook. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Marineland.

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Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lyon in July since evenings lows in Nice dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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