33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Andon
— 4 nights
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Lyon
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights
Train
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Reims
— 4 nights
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Nancy
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg
— 4 nights

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Marseille

— 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau, &more) and Port de Cassis (in Cassis). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Marseille Provence Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Avignon

— 4 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Les Baux de Provence (Moulin CastelaS, Carrieres des Lumieres, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Pierre, admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, and take an exotic tour of Wine Safari.

Make your Avignon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Avignon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Andon.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Andon

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Andon: Presbytère (in Puget Theniers), Entrevaux (Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, La Pain D'Epicerie, &more) and Chateau de Bargeme (in Bargeme). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Andon trip planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Andon in 3 hours. In March in Andon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Andon

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lyon

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Memorial Aux Deportes de l'Ain (in Nantua). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip planner.

Getting from Andon to Lyon by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lyon when traveling from Andon in April, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Paris

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Reims

— 4 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reims: Moet et Chandon (in Epernay) and Nigloland, Parc D'Attractions & Hotel (in Dolancourt). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reims road trip tool.

Getting from Paris to Reims by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nancy.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Tours · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nancy

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Get out of town with these interesting Nancy side-trips: Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes), Zoo d'Amnéville (in Amneville) and Metz (Turkish Baths, Église Saint-Clément, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere, and steep yourself in history at Eglise des Cordeliers.

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You can take a train from Reims to Nancy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nancy

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strasbourg

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Statue of Liberty (in Colmar), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Vieille Ville (in Riquewihr). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Place Kleber, and take a stroll through La Petite France.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nancy to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Grand Est travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings