24 days in France Itinerary

24 days in France Itinerary

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Clermont-Ferrand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lyon
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lourdes
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fontainebleau
— 1 night
Drive
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Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Train
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Drive

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Clermont-Ferrand

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at L'Aventure Michelin and Puy-de-Dome Volcano. Explore Clermont-Ferrand's surroundings by going to Chateau de Tournoel (in Volvic) and Le Pal (in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, find something for the whole family at Vulcania, relax and rejuvenate at Royatonic, and don't miss a visit to Place de Jaude.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand trip maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Limoges Airport and Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

3
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Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore hidden gems such as Vieux Lyon and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Nice

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.
On the 11th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

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Traveling by flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Aix-en-Provence

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Aix-en-Provence hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Lourdes

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Your day by day itinerary now includes Gaube Lake, Passerelle d'Holzarte, Pont d'Espagne, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, then get interesting insight from Pic du Jer, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gaube Lake. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, stroll through Pont d'Espagne, and then snap pictures at Passerelle d'Holzarte.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lourdes trip maker site.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Lourdes by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, expect Lourdes to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fontainebleau.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, take an in-depth tour of Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon), and then take a peaceful walk through Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Parc des Felins, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Reflexologie Avon, and then get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Fontainebleau.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fontainebleau holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Fontainebleau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Fontainebleau sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Fontainebleau

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Versailles

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Hotel de Ville, then contemplate the long history of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Temple de l'Amour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel, make a trip to The Water Parterres, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Potager du Roi, and finally don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Fontainebleau to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Versailles, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Strasbourg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at European Parliament Strasbourg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile, and then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Strasbourg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, expect nights in Strasbourg to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · 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.