47 days in France Itinerary

47 days in France Itinerary

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47 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train + Bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Train:  8​h
3
Orleans
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Chinon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Briancon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Nice
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
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3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, then get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Champrepus, and then make a splash at Alligator Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orleans.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Zoo de Champrepus, Alligator Bay
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay

2
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hotel Groslot, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville, and finally don't miss a visit to Place du Martroi. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the landscape on two wheels at Loire a Velo Cycle Path, then walk around Parc Floral Orleans, and finally have some family-friendly fun at TransVRsalle.

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You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Orleans in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in December, expect Orleans to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
TransVRsalle ©
TransVRsalle
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 22nd (Wed), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amboise online road trip planner .

Take a train from Orleans to Amboise in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Amboise, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Chinon.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

2
nights
Chinon

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine and then get in on the family fun at Saint Benoit Aventure. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Villandry, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Chinon day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Amboise to Chinon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Chinon sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Chinon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry, Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine
Highlights from your plan
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine ©
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine
Saint Benoit Aventure ©
Saint Benoit Aventure
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Family-friendly places like Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, make a trip to Escape Game Historique de Sarlat - la Tour du Bourreau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Vincent le Paluel, and sample the tasty concoctions at Biere Artisanale Sarlat.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sarlat-la-Caneda trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Chinon to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chinon in December, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Briancon.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

4
nights
Briancon

Briancon ©
Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vars la Foret Blanche and Serre Chevalier Sensation. Change things up with these side-trips from Briancon: Orcieres (Orcieres Merlette Ski & Ski Orcieres Merlette), Station de Ski Reallon (in Reallon) and Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski (in L'Alpe-d'Huez). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Stations Village du Pays de la Meije, get lost in a book at La Muse Gueule, stroll through Serre Chevalier Vallee, and get in on the family fun at Luge Monty Express.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Briancon trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Briancon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Briancon

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

La Salle les Alpes, Montgenevre, Orcieres, Station de Ski Reallon, Vars la Foret Blanche
Highlights from your plan
Serre Chevalier Vallee Briancon ©
Serre Chevalier Vallee Briancon
Montgenevre Ski Resort ©
Montgenevre Ski Resort
Ski Orcieres Merlette ©
Ski Orcieres Merlette

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kids will enjoy Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Ballon 2 Rouge (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence), Cassis (Calanques & Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis) and Marseille (Skatepark du Prado, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, & more). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence vacation planner.

Getting from Briancon to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marseille, Cassis, Avignon, Ballon 2 Rouge, Montagne Sainte Victoire
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Montagne Sainte Victoire ©
Montagne Sainte Victoire

5
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Speedkart and Plage de Pampelonne. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Six-Fours-les-Plages (Ile des Embiez, Laser Game Evolution Toulon, & more) and Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette (in Le Lavandou). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Toulon, get in on the family fun at Accro Aventures, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Louis, and identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hyeres trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Valette-du-Var, Statue du Genie de la Navigation, Plage de Pampelonne, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette
Highlights from your plan
Presqu'ile de Giens ©
Presqu'ile de Giens
Room Escape Games

9
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marineland and Riviera Nature. Venture out of the city with trips to Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins), Cannes (Lérins Islands & Galerie1414) and Saint Dalmas Le Selvage (in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, partake in some friendly competition at 1,2,3 CAT, and take in the awesome beauty at Mont Vinaigre.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice holiday website .

You can drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Mont Vinaigre, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Marineland ©
Marineland
Station de Ski L'Audibergue ©
Station de Ski L'Audibergue

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