16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France journey planner

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Goussainville
— 1 night
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2
Chantilly City
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Melun
— 1 night
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Auxerre
— 2 nights
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Treigny
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Noyers-sur-Serein
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Ancy-le-Franc
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8
Montbard
— 1 night
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Alise-Sainte-Reine
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10
Dijon
— 3 nights
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11
Beaune
— 1 night
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12
Autun
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13
Cormatin
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14
Paray Le Monial
— 1 day
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Oingt
— 1 night
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Curbigny
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17
Theize
— 1 night
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Bourg-en-Bresse
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Perouges
— 1 night
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Lyon
— 1 night
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Goussainville

— 1 night
For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Goussainville online trip builder.

Vienna, Austria to Goussainville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Chantilly City.

Things to do in Goussainville

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors
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Chantilly City

Chateau de Chantilly has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chantilly City online trip maker.

Drive from Goussainville to Chantilly City in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Melun.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Museums
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Melun

— 1 night
Melun is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Discover how to plan a Melun trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chantilly City to Melun in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Melun are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Auxerre.

Things to do in Melun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Auxerre

— 2 nights
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Your day by day itinerary now includes Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, St. Peter's Church, The Clock Tower, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint Eusèbe, enjoy breathtaking views from The Clock Tower, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Auxerre travel route app.

You can drive from Melun to Auxerre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Treigny.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites
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Treigny

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Treigny tour planner.

Traveling by car from Auxerre to Treigny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Noyers-sur-Serein on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Treigny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Noyers-sur-Serein

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Noyers-sur-Serein vacation planner.

Drive from Treigny to Noyers-sur-Serein in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Noyers-sur-Serein can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Ancy-le-Franc on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Noyers-sur-Serein

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours
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Ancy-le-Franc

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ancy-le-Franc visit planner.

Ancy-le-Franc is just a short distance from Noyers-sur-Serein. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Montbard on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Ancy-le-Franc

Historic Sites · Golf · Museums · Outdoors
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Montbard

— 1 night
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee Municipal.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Montbard trip itinerary maker tool.

Montbard is just a stone's throw from Ancy-le-Franc. August in Montbard sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alise-Sainte-Reine.

Things to do in Montbard

Museums

Side Trip

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Alise-Sainte-Reine

Alise-Sainte-Reine is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alisiens or Alisiennes.EtymologyBecause of its identification with Alesia the origin of the name of Alise-Sainte-Reine has been the subject of numerous studies. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alise-Sainte-Reine trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Alise-Sainte-Reine is just a stone's throw from Montbard. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Dijon on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Alise-Sainte-Reine

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Dijon

— 3 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole and Palace of the Dukes. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon and Maison Milliere. Get out of town with these interesting Dijon side-trips: Besancon (Cathedrale Saint-Jean de Besancon & Musee du Temps et Palais Granvelle) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux (in Saint-Nicolas-les-Citeaux). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, walk along Owl's Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de l'Arquebuse, and make a trip to Tour Philippe le Bon.

Start your trip to Dijon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Alise-Sainte-Reine to Dijon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Dijon sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Beaune

— 1 night

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): savor the flavors at Chateau Corton C., step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, learn about winemaking at Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion, then learn about winemaking at Bouchard Pere & Fils, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Bader-Mimeur.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Beaune trip planning tool.

Getting from Dijon to Beaune by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Beaune are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Autun.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Autun

Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Lazare.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Autun travel planner.

Traveling by car from Beaune to Autun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Autun can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Cormatin.

Things to do in Autun

Historic Sites
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Cormatin

Cormatin is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.The village, on the Grosne river, is home to a beautiful castle and a small museum about World War I.GeographyThe Grosne forms part of the commune's south-western border, then flows northward through the western part of the commune. To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cormatin attractions planner.

Drive from Autun to Cormatin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Paray Le Monial on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Cormatin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Paray Le Monial

— 1 day
Paray-le-Monial is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.GeographyThe river Bourbince flows northwestward through the commune and crosses the town.HistoryParay existed before the monks who gave it its surname of Le Monial, for when Count Lambert of Chalon, together with his wife Adelaide and his friend Mayeul de Cluny, founded there in 973 the celebrated Benedictine priory, the borough had already been constituted, with its ædiles and communal privileges. On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Paray-le-Monial.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Paray Le Monial road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cormatin to Paray Le Monial takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Oingt.

Things to do in Paray Le Monial

Historic Sites
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Oingt

— 1 night
To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oingt itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Paray Le Monial to Oingt in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oingt can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Curbigny.

Things to do in Oingt

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Tours
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Curbigny

Curbigny is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Curbigny trip planner.

You can drive from Oingt to Curbigny in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Curbigny can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Theize on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Curbigny

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Theize

— 1 night
On the 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Blaise, pause for some serene contemplation at Chateau de Rochebonne, examine the collection at Maison du Patrimoine - Musee des Conscrits, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Flecheres, and finally stop by Casa Solari.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Theize travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Curbigny to Theize takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Curbigny in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Theize, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bourg-en-Bresse.

Things to do in Theize

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in eastern France, capital of the Ain department, and the capital of the ancient province of Bresse (Arpitan: Brêsse). Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Demeure Hugon.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourg-en-Bresse planning tool.

Getting from Theize to Bourg-en-Bresse by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bourg-en-Bresse are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Perouges.
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Perouges

— 1 night
Pérouges is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Perouges.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Perouges tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bourg-en-Bresse to Perouges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August in Perouges, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lyon.

Things to do in Perouges

Historic Sites
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Lyon

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Georges, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lyon travel route website.

Drive from Perouges to Lyon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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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.