26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France attractions planner

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Paris
— 2 nights
Train
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Strasbourg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Obernai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ribeauville
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Hunawihr
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orschwiller
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colmar
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Eguisheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaysersberg
— 3 nights
Taxi
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Riquewihr
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selestat
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Fontainebleau, and then contemplate the long history of Moret-sur-Loing. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Musee intercommunal d'Etampes, stop by Bois l’Epicier, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maintenon.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Strasbourg

— 3 nights

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Centre International d'Art Verrier de Meisenthal (CIAV), explore the world behind art at Lalique Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, and finally take a stroll through La Petite France.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg vacation builder app.

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for Obernai on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Obernai

— 2 nights
Obernai commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. On the 22nd (Tue), learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile, then examine the collection at Maison de la Manufacture d'Armes Blanches, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Cristal Lehrer Bruno, then learn about winemaking at Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace, then learn about winemaking at Vins d'Alsace Mosbach, and finally don't miss a visit to Parcours Historique d'Obernai.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Obernai trip itinerary builder.

Obernai is very close to Strasbourg. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ribeauville.

Things to do in Obernai

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Ribeauville

— 2 nights
Ribeauvillé is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Its inhabitants are called Ribeauvillois.GeographyThe town is located around 10mi north of Colmar and 75kmsouth of Strasbourg. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tour des Bouchers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Grand-Rue, and then stop by Cave de Ribeauville. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Girsberg, contemplate the long history of Porte Haute, and then try to win big at Casino Barriere de Ribeauville.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ribeauville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Obernai to Ribeauville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ribeauville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will leave for Hunawihr on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Ribeauville

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Hunawihr

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stop by Cave Coopérative de Hunawihr, do a tasting at Domaine David Ermel & Fils, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr, do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Papillons.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hunawihr online journey planner.

Hunawihr is very close to Ribeauville. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Orschwiller on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Hunawihr

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Orschwiller

— 2 nights
Orschwiller is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France.The Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg is located in the commune. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Domaine Koeberle-Kreyer, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then do a tasting at Domaine Claude et Christophe Bleger, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Allimant-Laugner. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Domaine Fernand Engel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Maurice, then look for gifts at Ehret Creation, and finally hike along Sentier des Passeurs.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orschwiller online vacation builder.

Orschwiller is very close to Hunawihr. In October, daily temperatures in Orschwiller can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will leave for Colmar on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Orschwiller

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colmar

— 2 nights

Little Venice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): wander the streets of Little Venice, admire the landmark architecture of Maison Schongauer, then explore the world behind art at Musee Bartholdi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Martin, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Koifhus (Old Custom House), browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Couvert, then admire the masterpieces at The Village of Hansi and his Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Petite Camargue Alsacienne.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colmar trip planning website.

Colmar is just a stone's throw from Orschwiller. October in Colmar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for Eguisheim on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eguisheim

— 2 nights
Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, then do a tasting at Domaine Gruss & Fils, and then don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cite de l'Automobile, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut, and then learn about winemaking at Vins et Cremants D'Alsace Ginglinger - Fix.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eguisheim road trip planning site.

Eguisheim is very close to Colmar. In November in Eguisheim, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kaysersberg.

Things to do in Eguisheim

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaysersberg

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Kaysersberg and then admire the local landmark of Fontaine Constantin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Memorial 1ere Armee, look for gifts at Confiserie des Hautes Vosges, do a tasting at Domaine Andre Blanck & ses Fils, then do a tasting at Domaine Paul Blanck, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Pierre Adam.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaysersberg day trip planning tool.

Kaysersberg is just a stone's throw from Eguisheim. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Riquewihr.

Things to do in Kaysersberg

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Riquewihr

— 2 nights
Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Maison Alsacienne de Biscuiterie, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tour des Voleurs, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Die Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau de Luneville. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Communication - Postes-Transports-Telecoms -, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise protestant Sainte-Marguerite, do a tasting at Hugel et Fils, then see the interesting displays at La maison Hansi, then learn about winemaking at Dopff & Irion, and finally don't miss a visit to Dolder Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Riquewihr online trip itinerary builder.

Riquewihr is just a stone's throw from Kaysersberg. In November, daily temperatures in Riquewihr can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Selestat.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Selestat

— 3 nights
Sélestat is a commune in the northeast region of France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at La Maison du Pain. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster, do a tasting at Domaine Hubert Meyer, learn about winemaking at Jean-Marie Straub, get engrossed in the history at Bibliotheque Humaniste, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Foy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Georges.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Selestat online trip planner.

Selestat is just a short distance from Riquewihr. November in Selestat sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Selestat

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.