33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Toulouse
— 7 nights
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Nice
— 9 nights
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Lyon
— 4 nights
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Nantes
— 6 nights
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Paris

— 6 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (Cote Sainte-Catherine, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Toulouse

— 7 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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 Toulouse's surroundings by going to Chapelle Notre Dame de Ruffis (in Montredon-Labessonnie), Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Carcassonne Center (Eglise St. Vincent, Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, and contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse day trip planning website.

Fly from Paris to Toulouse in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Toulouse are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Nice

— 9 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Azur Wine Tours (in Vence), Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice online trip planner.

Fly from Toulouse to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Eglise Sainte-Marie de Saint-Hymetiere (in Saint-Hymetiere). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get engrossed in the history at Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc, and make a trip to Rue Saint-Jean.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Nice to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lyon, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Nantes

— 6 nights

Venice of the West

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), Art Chapel Gallery (in Angers) and Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, admire the striking features of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nantes travel route website.

Getting from Lyon to Nantes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · 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.