22 days in Paris, Hauts-de-France & Bordeaux Itinerary

22 days in Paris, Hauts-de-France & Bordeaux Itinerary

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22 days in Paris, Hauts-de-France & Bordeaux Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24 h 30 min
1
Paris
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Lille
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Bordeaux
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Paris
— 7 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

few
hours
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.
For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Lille.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping

6
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Lochnagar Crater and Etaples Military Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Blockhaus d'Eperlecques (in Eperlecques), Saint-Omer (Saint-Omer Cathedrale & Ruines de l'Abbaye Saint-Bertin) and Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery (in Arras). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine, stroll the grounds of Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Rambures.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lille online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Lille are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Omer, Australian National Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Lochnagar Crater, Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette
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Blockhaus d'Eperlecques ©
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Lochnagar Crater ©
Lochnagar Crater

6
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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.
La ville d'Hiver and Phare de Biarritz will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau Cantenac and Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Amphitheatre de Saintes (in Saintes), Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne) and Bazas Cathedrale (in Bazas). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Chateau de Bridoire, make a trip to Le Phare du Cap Ferret, step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Taillan, and admire the natural beauty at Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Lille to Bordeaux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lille in July, you will find days in Bordeaux are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chateau de Duras, Chateau Cantenac, Chateau de Bridoire, Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, Cathedrale St-Front
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Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire
Amphitheatre de Saintes ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes

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Paris

Paris ©
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau), Cathedrale Saint-Pierre (in Beauvais) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). See even more of Paris: stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, stop by Montmartre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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