14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Biarritz
1
Biarritz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bourges
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Saint-Brieuc
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Amiens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
End: Paris

1
night
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
On the 1st (Wed), get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport, Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport and Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport. In July in Biarritz, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

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Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Le Phare du Cap Ferret and Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez. Your inner history buff will appreciate La ville d'Hiver and Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch) and Plage La Salie Nord (in Pyla-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, steep yourself in history at Prieure de Cayac, don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and admire the landmark architecture of Pey-Berland Tower.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bourges.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Plage La Salie Nord, Le Phare du Cap Ferret, La ville d'Hiver, Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, Dune du Pilat
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La ville d'Hiver ©
La ville d'Hiver
Le Phare du Cap Ferret ©
Le Phare du Cap Ferret
Musee du Vin et du Negoce ©
Musee du Vin et du Negoce

2
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Bourges

Bourges ©
For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Palais Jacques-Coeur, look for gifts at La Halle au Ble, then examine the collection at Musee du Berry, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bourges trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Bourges in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Brieuc.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Palais Jacques-Coeur ©
Palais Jacques-Coeur
Eglise Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Saint-Pierre
La Halle au Ble ©
La Halle au Ble

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Saint-Brieuc

Saint-Brieuc ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Etienne, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle De La maison Saint Yves, enjoy the sights with a stroll at Les Chaos du Gouet, then make a trip to Cap Fréhel, and finally kick back and relax at Plage du Moulin.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Brieuc trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bourges to Saint-Brieuc takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bourges in July, expect nights in Saint-Brieuc to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amiens.

Things to do in Saint-Brieuc

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Plage du Moulin, Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
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Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Cathedrale Saint-Etienne ©
Cathedrale Saint-Etienne
Chapelle De La maison Saint Yves ©
Chapelle De La maison Saint Yves

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nights
Amiens

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Horloge Dewailly et Marie-sans-chemise. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of St-Leu, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and finally look for gifts at La Cave du Houblon.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amiens trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Brieuc to Amiens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Saint-Brieuc in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amiens: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Villers-Bretonneux, Lochnagar Crater
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Lochnagar Crater ©
Lochnagar Crater
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial

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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.
Louvre Museum and Atelier des Lumieres will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as The Army Museum and Ile Saint-Louis. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll through Île de la Cité, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker .

Getting from Amiens to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Trianons & The Hamlet, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau de Maintenon
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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