22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Versailles
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Caen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Reims
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Blois
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Montsoreau
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Colmar
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Perth

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday maker app .

Perth, Australia to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Paris. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Perth in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Versailles: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Vieux, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, steep yourself in history at Ancien Hopital Royal, explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and walk around Le Jardin de Versailles.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles route planning app .

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In March in Versailles, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 30th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, and finally contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Versailles to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel ©
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel

2
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
On the 31st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then get outside with Norman'Air. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pegasus Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Caen holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Caen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bayeux, Pegasus Memorial, Normandy American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Norman'Air
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Reims

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at La Vinocave, then admire the local landmark of Fontaine Sube, then admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, then contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Remi, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reims vacation planner.

Getting from Caen to Reims by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Blois.

Things to do in Reims

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

2
nights
Blois

Blois
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal de Blois, and then see the interesting displays at Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see more things to do, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Blois road trip planning website .

You can drive from Reims to Blois in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Montsoreau.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

3
nights
Montsoreau

Montsoreau ©
Montsoreau is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.The Château de Montsoreau is located in the commune. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Maison du Parc and then meet the residents at Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Villandry, and then contemplate the long history of Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montsoreau online trip maker .

Getting from Blois to Montsoreau by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Montsoreau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Montsoreau

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Doue-la-Fontaine, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Langeais
Highlights from your plan
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine ©
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale

3
nights
Colmar

Colmar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet, don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then make a trip to Statue of Liberty. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then visit Little Venice.

To find reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Colmar day trip site .

Traveling by car from Montsoreau to Colmar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Colmar, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eguisheim, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vieille Ville
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Old Town ©
Old Town

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