33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Marseille
— 5 nights
3
Lyon
— 3 nights
4
Lens
— 1 night
5
Nantes
— 4 nights
6
Toulouse
— 3 nights
7
Saint-Etienne
— 2 nights
8
Bordeaux
— 4 nights
9
Montpellier
— 3 nights

5
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel route planning tool.

Medellin, Colombia to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Medellin to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Medellin in June; daily highs in Paris reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

5
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cassis (Bestouan Beach & Cape Canaille) and La Ciotat (La Calanque de Figuerolles, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, visit The Panier, kick back and relax at Plage Lumiere, and make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marseille road trip website.

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Cassis
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
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.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Lyon, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

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Getting from Marseille to Lyon by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lens.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

1
night
Lens

Lens ©
Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Eglise Saint-Leger de Lens, get your game on at Footabul, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19, thensee the interesting displays at Musée du Louvre-Lens, and finally take in the exciting artwork at musee le Louvre lens.

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You can take a train from Lyon to Lens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in June, expect Lens to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Lens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musée du Louvre-Lens ©
Musée du Louvre-Lens
Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19 ©
Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19
musee le Louvre lens ©
musee le Louvre lens

4
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nantes: Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses), La Rochelle (Towers of La Rochelle & Aquarium La Rochelle) and Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, partake in some friendly competition at Sisters Mysteres, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nantes attractions planner.

Getting from Lens to Nantes by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

La Rochelle, Puy du Fou, Chateau de Villandry
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

3
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toulouse: Villemoustaussou (Winemaker Workshops & O'Vineyards) and Carcassonne Center (Cathar Castles, Cité de Carcassonne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, and contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip planner.

You can fly from Nantes to Toulouse in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Toulouse when traveling from Nantes in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Etienne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Carcassonne
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

2
nights
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne ©
Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to La Martre de France, admire the striking features of L'hotel des Ingenieurs, admire the striking features of L'immeuble Morin, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Marie, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of La Chappelle de la Charite Saint Etienne, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Grand'Eglise. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, steep yourself in history at Musee de la mine, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Chalets de Bizillon, thenget outside with Stade Geoffroy Guichard, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Verts.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint-Etienne route planner.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Saint-Etienne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saint-Etienne, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Sainte Marie ©
Eglise Sainte Marie
Blocabrac ©
Blocabrac
Musee de la mine ©
Musee de la mine

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Issigeac Sunday Market (in Issigeac) and Chateau Belingard (in Pomport). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, make a trip to Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Monbazillac, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

Before you visit Bordeaux, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Saint-Etienne to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Bordeaux sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

La Grande Dune du Pilat, Issigeac Sunday Market, Chateau Belingard, Chateau de Monbazillac
Highlights from your plan
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Chateau de Monbazillac ©
Chateau de Monbazillac

3
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montpellier: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, &more) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature, learn about winemaking at Cave Art de Vin, and tee off at R-Golf International.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montpellier attractions planning tool.

Fly from Bordeaux to Montpellier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Montpellier, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Arles
Highlights from your plan
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Maison de la Nature ©
Maison de la Nature

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