25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 4 nights
2
Tours
— 1 night
3
Bordeaux
— 5 nights
4
Penmarch
— 3 nights
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
6
Honfleur
— 1 night
7
Rouen
— 3 nights
8
Reims
— 2 nights

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee Marmottan Monet. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Vincennes, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planning site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in June; daily highs in Paris reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 5th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, make a trip to Château de l'Islette, thenexamine the collection at Musee du Compagnonnage, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tours road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Tours in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tours can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Azay-le-Rideau
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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Musee du Compagnonnage ©
Musee du Compagnonnage

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Chateau Cantenac. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois and Grottes de Matata. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Arcachon (Observatoire Sainte-Cecile & La ville d'Hiver), Saintes (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre & Amphitheatre de Saintes) and Biscarrosse Plage (in Biscarrosse). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont, identify plant and animal life at Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, and get in on the family fun at Parc de la Coccinelle.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux day trip website.

Getting from Tours to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Bordeaux sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Penmarch.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Meschers-sur-Gironde, Saint-Emilion, Arcachon, Saintes, Biarritz
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Amphitheatre de Saintes ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont

3
nights
Penmarch

Penmarch ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Phare d'Eckmuhl and Chapelle de Languidou. Museum-lovers will get to explore Haliotika - La Cite de la Peche and Musee la Maison Henaff. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapelle Saint-Tugen (in Primelin), Chapelle Saint-They (in Cleden-Cap-Sizun) and Pointe du Raz (in Plogoff).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Penmarch trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Penmarch takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bordeaux in July: high temperatures in Penmarch hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Penmarch

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Audierne, Haliotika - La Cite de la Peche, Centre d' Interpretation de Menez Dregan, Chapelle Saint-Tugen, Musee la Maison Henaff
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Phare d'Eckmuhl ©
Phare d'Eckmuhl
Haliotika - La Cite de la Peche ©
Haliotika - La Cite de la Peche
Chapelle Saint-Tugen ©
Chapelle Saint-Tugen

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, thenstroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux journey planner.

Traveling by car from Penmarch to Bayeux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Airborne Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

1
night
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, thenmake a trip to Vieux Bassin, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, and finally examine the collection at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Honfleur sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Honfleur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque, Deauville Beach
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Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Claude Monet and Maison de Jules Verne. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens. Venture out of the city with trips to Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Collegiale Saint-Martin de Picquigny (in Picquigny). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vivien, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Reims.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Amiens, Collegiale Saint-Martin de Picquigny, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc

2
nights
Reims

Reims
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, thenmake a trip to Avenue de Champagne, thenlearn about winemaking at Moet et Chandon, and finally learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Reims online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Rouen to Reims by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rouen in July: highs in Reims hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Epernay
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Avenue de Champagne
Avenue de Champagne
Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi
Wine Tours & Tastings

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