17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France itinerary planner

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Train
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Paris
— 3 nights
Train
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Tours
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
5
Montpellier
— 1 night
Drive
6
Argeles-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Cruseilles
— 1 night
Drive
8
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Drive to Margaux
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Margaux
— 1 night
Drive to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Paris

— 3 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). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Tours

— 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours and then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tours trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Tours takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, then stop by LadyNath, and finally stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, and then let your taste buds guide you at La Compagnie des Terroirs.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bayeux day trip site.

You can drive from Tours to Bayeux in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Tours in June, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online holiday planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Montpellier.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

Montpellier

— 1 night
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, and then make a trip to Place Saint-Roch.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Montpellier trip tool.

Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Montpellier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June: high temperatures in Montpellier hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Argeles-sur-Mer

— 2 nights
Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, learn about winemaking at Domaine Boudau, then take some stellar pictures from Castillet, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Navivoile. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tour de la Massane, trek along Le Sentier du Littoral, and then stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Argeles-sur-Mer road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Argeles-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cruseilles.

Things to do in Argeles-sur-Mer

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Cruseilles

— 1 night
Cruseilles is a town and commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.Notable peopleNotable as the birthplace of Louis Armand director of the SNCF, Euratom and a resistance fighter. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): head outdoors with Parcours Aventure de Cruseilles, explore the activities along Lac des Dronieres, and then snap pictures at Pont de la Caille.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cruseilles day trip site.

Traveling by car from Argeles-sur-Mer to Cruseilles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Argeles-sur-Mer in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cruseilles, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Cruseilles

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Nice

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Getting from Cruseilles to Nice by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Cruseilles in June, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Margaux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Margaux

— 1 night
Margaux is a former commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Chocolaterie Mademoiselle de Margaux, learn about winemaking at Chateau Angludet, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron, and finally savor the flavors at Pheeric Wine Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaux trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nice to Margaux with the Route module. Traveling from Nice in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Margaux. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaux

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

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.