29 days in France & London Itinerary

29 days in France & London Itinerary

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29 days in France & London Itinerary

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
4
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Niaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  40​h
End: Canberra, Australia

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
You've added Fondation Claude Monet, Cabaret Sauvage, Moulin Rouge, and other attractions to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris attractions planning site .

Canberra, Australia to Paris is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Canberra to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Paris is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coca-Cola London Eye as well as Camden Market. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrods and Covent Garden. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, and steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

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.
Chateau de Monbazillac and Chateau Cluzeau are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Bordeaux with an excursion to Dune du Pilat in La Teste-de-Buch--about 1h 15 min away. Dedicate the 19th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre), make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), and see the interesting displays at La Cite du Vin.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux travel route tool .

Getting from London to Bordeaux by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bordeaux. When traveling from London in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Monbazillac, Dune du Pilat, Chateau Cluzeau
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Chateau de Monbazillac ©
Chateau de Monbazillac
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat

5
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Visit Plage noire du Langoustier and Bestouan Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Villa Noailles and Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

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Fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Cassis, Arles, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques

1
night
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, stop by L'Obsidienne, then see the interesting displays at Granet Museum, and finally take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence online holiday builder .

Aix-en-Provence is just a short distance from Marseille. In September, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Granet Museum ©
Granet Museum
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

5
nights
Nice, France

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.
Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Cannes (Lérins Islands & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coco Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

2
nights
Niaux, France

Niaux ©
Niaux is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.Located on the right banks of the Vicdessos river, Niaux is best known for the Cave of Niaux. On the 3rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Château de Roquefixade, take an in-depth tour of Parc de la Prehistoire, then don't miss a visit to Grotte de Lombrives, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Miglos. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beille & Chioula.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Niaux trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Nice to Niaux takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Niaux

Parks Winter Sports Wildlife

Side Trips

Château de Roquefixade, Beille & Chioula, Grotte de Lombrives, Chateau de Miglos, Parc de la Prehistoire
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Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Parc de la Prehistoire ©
Parc de la Prehistoire
Château de Roquefixade ©
Château de Roquefixade

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