22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
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Saint-Quentin City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Paris

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.
On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Arenes de Lutece.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Paris is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Saint-Quentin City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Saint-Quentin City

— 5 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau of Coucy and Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery. Basilique de Saint-Quentin and Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Saint-Quentin City's surroundings by going to Australian Corps Memorial (in Le Hamel), Sheffield Memorial Park and Railway Hollow Cemetery (in Hebuterne) and Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres (in Albert).

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint-Quentin City day trip site.

You can drive from Paris to Saint-Quentin City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Saint-Quentin City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Quentin City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nice

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ville medieval and Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chartreuse de la Verne and Notre Dame des Fontaines. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer (in Sanary-sur-Mer), Les Murs Peints (in Cannes) and Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial (in Draguignan). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, admire the striking features of Monastere de Saorge, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Biot.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Saint-Quentin City to Nice in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Quentin City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Reignac and Port of the Moon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Buglose (in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul), Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede (in Saucats) and Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron (in Cussac-Fort-Medoc). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Eutrope de Saintes, steep yourself in history at Prieure de Cayac, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville (City Hall), and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Louis des Chartrons.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Bordeaux takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bordeaux when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paris

— 6 nights

City of Light

Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis and Chateau of Vincennes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Philippe-Chatrier Court and Moret-sur-Loing. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Provins (Eglise Saint-Quiriace & La Tour Cesar). See even more of Paris: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Malmaison, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts et Metiers, don't miss a visit to Place Vendome, and stroll around Parc Monceau.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.