20 days in France & Warsaw Itinerary

20 days in France & Warsaw Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Fly to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Drive to Macon
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Macon, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Val d'Isere, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cluny, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montceau les Mines, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sancerre, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Briare, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montargis, France
— 4 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Warsaw Chopin Airport

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Warsaw, Poland

— 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 9th (Mon), appreciate the history behind King Sigismund's Column (Kolumna Zygmunta), then steep yourself in history at Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), then pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), browse the collection at Warsaw University Library, pause for some photo ops at Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza, then contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), and finally appreciate the history behind Chopin Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Warsaw visit planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiports are Warsaw Chopin Airport, Modlin Airport and Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Macon.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites

Macon, France

— 1 night
Mâcon, historically anglicized as Mascon, is a small city in east-central France. On the 11th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre and then get your game on at Laser Game. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of Cluny, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cormatin, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Philibert.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Macon holiday app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Warsaw to Macon. In July in Macon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Val d'Isere.

Things to do in Macon

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Val d'Isere, France

— 3 nights
Val d'Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region) in southeastern France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier des Bossons and Brevent Cable Car. Venture out of the city with trips to Col du Mont-Cenis (in Lanslebourg Mont Cenis) and Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre). There's still lots to do: get outside with Col De L'iseran and have fun at Le Lagon swimming-pool.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Val d'Isere day trip planning website.

Getting from Macon to Val d'Isere by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Macon in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Val d'Isere: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cluny.

Things to do in Val d'Isere

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cluny, France

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cormatin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Philibert, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Brancion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taize Community. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of Cluny, stop by Fromagerie Michelin, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Historique de Pierreclos.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cluny route planner.

Getting from Val d'Isere to Cluny by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Val d'Isere in July, expect Cluny to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Montceau les Mines.

Things to do in Cluny

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Montceau les Mines, France

— 2 nights
Montceau-les-Mines is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.It is the second-largest commune of the metropolitan Communauté urbaine Creusot Montceau, which lies southwest of the city of Dijon.HistoryMontceau-les-Mines is a former mining city. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at La Roche de Solutre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of Cluny, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cormatin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parcs Maugrand et Saint Louis, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Lazare, and then explore the ancient world of Bibracte - Mont Beuvray.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montceau les Mines road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cluny to Montceau les Mines in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Montceau les Mines can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sancerre.

Things to do in Montceau les Mines

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sancerre, France

— 3 nights
Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town, commune and canton in the Cher department of central France overlooking the Loire River. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tour des Fiefs and Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sancerre: Bourges (Le Jardin de l'Archeveche, Les Nuits Lumiere, &more), Espace Metal Halle de Grossouvre (in Grossouvre) and Parc Floral d'Apremont (in Apremont-sur-Allier). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Basilique Sainte Madeleine and stop by Cafe Librairie de Sancerre.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sancerre trip planner.

Drive from Montceau les Mines to Sancerre in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sancerre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Briare.

Things to do in Sancerre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Briare, France

— 2 nights
Briare is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.Briare, the Brivodorum of the Romans is situated at the extremity of the Briare Canal, which unites the river Loire and its lateral canal with the Loing and so with the Seine. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Etienne, then get to know the fascinating history of Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, then relax in the rural setting at La Ferme du Chateau, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Fargeau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Ecluse de Mantelot, don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Fleury, and then step into the grandiose world of Château de Sully-sur-Loire.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Briare online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sancerre to Briare takes an hour. In July in Briare, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Montargis.

Things to do in Briare

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montargis, France

— 4 nights
Montargis is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France on the Loing river. Explore hidden gems such as Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare and La Tour Cesar. Explore Montargis' surroundings by going to Provins (La Grange aux Dimes & Les Souterrains de Provins), Basilique Sainte Madeleine (in Vezelay) and Ecluse de Mantelot (in Chatillon-Sur-Loire). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Saint-Fargeau, head outdoors with Foret de Montargis, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Philippe Raimbault.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montargis travel route website.

Getting from Briare to Montargis by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Montargis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montargis

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

France travel guide

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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.