22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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22 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27​h 30​min
1
Paris
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Saint-Quentin
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Nice
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

few
hours
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.
On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Arenes de Lutece.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Paris is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Sydney 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Saint-Quentin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
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Arenes de Lutece ©
Arenes de Lutece

5
nights
Saint-Quentin

Saint-Quentin ©
Saint-Quentin is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau of Coucy and Fricourt British Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique de Saint-Quentin and Adelaide Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Quentin side-trips: Australian Corps Memorial (in Le Hamel), Albert (Sheffield Memorial Park and Railway Hollow Cemetery & Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres) and Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais (in Soissons). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau-Fort de Guise, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fricourt British Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Trelon, and take in the history at Tank Corps Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Quentin trip planning app .

Drive from Paris to Saint-Quentin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Quentin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pozieres, Albert, Fricourt, Arras, Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais
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Chateau-Fort de Guise ©
Chateau-Fort de Guise
Chateau of Coucy ©
Chateau of Coucy

5
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.
Monastere de Saorge and Chartreuse de la Verne will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Notre Dame des Fontaines and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Les Murs Peints & Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance), Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer (in Sanary-sur-Mer) and Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial (in Draguignan). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and take in the waterfront at Quai des Etats Unis.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planning tool .

Getting from Saint-Quentin to Nice by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Quentin in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Vence, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, Monastere de Saorge, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Monastere de Saorge ©
Monastere de Saorge
Notre Dame des Fontaines ©
Notre Dame des Fontaines

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Buglose and Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede. Visit Port of the Moon and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre for their historical value. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu (in La Brede), Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes) and Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron (in Cussac-Fort-Medoc). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Prieure de Cayac, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Eutrope de Saintes, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville (City Hall).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bordeaux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bordeaux, with lows of 19°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saintes, Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede, Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, Chateau de Reignac, Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron
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Chateau de Reignac ©
Chateau de Reignac
Basilique Saint-Eutrope de Saintes ©

6
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Philippe-Chatrier Court and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis. Get some historical perspective at Pont-Neuf and Eglise Saint-Quiriace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: La Tour Cesar (in Provins), Moret-sur-Loing (in Moret-sur-Loing) and Chateau de Malmaison (in Rueil-Malmaison). Enjoy Paris some more: head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, get in on the family fun at Mystery Escape, examine the collection at Musée du Parfum, and ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Provins, Chateau de Malmaison, Chateau of Vincennes, Moret-sur-Loing, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
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Philippe-Chatrier Court ©
Philippe-Chatrier Court
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis ©
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

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