19 days in France Itinerary

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Strasbourg
— 4 nights
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Beaune
— 4 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Annecy
— 1 night
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Strasbourg — 4 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Nancy (Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy & Place Stanislas), Colmar (Old Town & Little Venice) and Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and look for gifts at Mon Oncle Malker de Munster.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Strasbourg is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Strasbourg. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Strasbourg to be colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Beaune.
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Beaune — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beaune: Dijon (Owl's Trail, Hotel de Vogue, &more) and Besancon (Statue du marquis Jouffroy d'Abbans, Citadel of Besançon, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, and do a tasting at Domaine Rebourgeon-Mure.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beaune tour planning site.

Getting from Strasbourg to Beaune by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Beaune sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.
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Lyon — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then don't miss a visit to La Longue Traboule, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then stop by La boutique de Mathilde, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Beaune to Lyon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Annecy.
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Annecy — 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Annecy holiday website.

You can drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Annecy to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Annecy in December, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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