20 days in France & Frankfurt Itinerary

20 days in France & Frankfurt Itinerary

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Merignac, France
— 2 nights
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Versailles, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
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Riquewihr, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
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Eguisheim, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Merignac, France
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Merignac, France

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Le Garde Memoire, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Pedesclaux, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Templiers.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Merignac trip itinerary website.

Paris to Merignac is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Versailles.

Things to do in Merignac

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, France

— 2 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal), The Trianons & The Hamlet, Le Jardin de Versailles, and other attractions you added. On the 4th (Wed), catch a live performance at The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal), admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then walk around Le Jardin de Versailles, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grouchy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Royal Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, explore the striking landscape of L'Orangerie, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere des Gonards, and finally make a trip to Hotel de Ville.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Versailles trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Merignac to Versailles. When traveling from Merignac in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Versailles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seine River, 59 Rivoli, Gare St. Lazare, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee des Arts Forains and Luxembourg Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hotel de Ville and Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis. Change things up with a short trip to The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal) in Versailles (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, take in the views from Pont-Neuf, and make a trip to Place Vendome.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Frankfurt by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums

Strasbourg, France

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. On the 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg holiday planning tool.

Drive from Frankfurt to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Riquewihr.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites

Riquewihr, France

— 2 nights
Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Communication - Postes-Transports-Telecoms -, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de Riquewihr, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise protestant Sainte-Marguerite, then make a trip to Dolder Tower, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tour des Voleurs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Georges, step into the grandiose world of Ortenbourg Castle, steep yourself in history at Tour des Bouchers, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Eaux de Vie, then learn about winemaking at Dopff Au Moulin, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie du Vignoble.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Riquewihr trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Riquewihr takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. September in Riquewihr sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Colmar, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar tour website.

Colmar is very close to Riquewihr. In September, daytime highs in Colmar are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Eguisheim.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums

Eguisheim, France

— 3 nights
Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain, explore the historical opulence of Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, learn about winemaking at Domaine Christian et Veronique Hebinger, do a tasting at Maison Wolfberger, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Royale Saint-Louis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Musee Memorial du Vieil Armand, then learn about winemaking at Leon Beyer, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Emile Beyer, and finally learn about winemaking at Vins d'Alsace Joseph Freudenreich et fils.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Eguisheim route planner.

Eguisheim is very close to Colmar. In September in Eguisheim, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Eguisheim

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs and Eglise Notre-Dame du Port. Step off the beaten path and head to Les Musees de La Citadelle and Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Old Town (in Antibes), La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence (in Vence) and Chapelle Sainte Roseline (in Les Arcs sur Argens). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial, steep yourself in history at Vieux La Turbie, don't miss a visit to Place Ile-de-Beaute, and walk around Parc d'Estienne d'Orves.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Eguisheim to Nice takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Eguisheim in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 28°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Merignac.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Merignac, France

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): join the crowd at circuit de la haute saintonge, then explore the ancient world of Villa Gallo romaine de la Coue d'Auzenat, and then explore the ancient world of Dolmen de Pierre Folle.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Merignac trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Nice to Merignac with the Route module. Traveling from Nice in September, Merignac is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Merignac

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.