17 days in South of France, Los Angeles & Belarus Itinerary

17 days in South of France, Los Angeles & Belarus Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
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Bordeaux, France

— 2 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: La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, and make a trip to The Water Mirror.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planner.

Algiers, Algeria to Bordeaux is an approximately 6-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Algiers in August, with highs in Bordeaux at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles, United States

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Los Angeles takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Bordeaux in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Minsk.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Minsk, Belarus

— 2 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, walk around Chelyuskinites Park, then get advice or help at National Library of Belarus, and finally find something for the whole family at Gorky Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Victory Park, then take an in-depth tour of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Minsk road trip website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Minsk in 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get little chillier in Minsk: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Nice, France

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Le Village des Fous (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Antibes (Plage du Ponteil & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Minsk to Nice by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minsk to Nice. Traveling from Minsk in August, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon), Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, make a trip to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Marseille. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Belarus travel guide

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Landmarks · Churches · History Museums
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.