47 days in France, Rome & Singapore Itinerary

47 days in France, Rome & Singapore Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Reims, France
— 4 nights
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 7 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes & Fondation Claude Monet). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip website.

Darwin, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Darwin to Paris, you'll gain 8.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Darwin in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Reims.

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Reims, France

— 4 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Œuvre de la cathédrale (in Metz), Zoo d'Amnéville (in Amneville) and Epernay (Avenue de Champagne & Moet et Chandon). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Nomad Wine, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Reims trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Reims by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Reims, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Colmar.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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Colmar, France

— 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colmar: Mulhouse (Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf & Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Old Town, see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie du Vignoble, and wander the streets of Little Venice.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar attractions planner.

Fly from Reims to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Reims in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Colmar, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Annecy.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

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Annecy, France

— 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Annecy: Climbing Tours (in Grenoble) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Fier, take in the views from Pont des Amours, and examine the collection at Palais de l'Ile.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Annecy day trip planning app.

Getting from Colmar to Annecy by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Bordeaux, France

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc), La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, and don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux road trip app.

You can fly from Annecy to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

— 4 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Sarlat-la-Caneda is known for shopping, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac, and make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the activities along Canal du Midi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Just. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and then do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

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Avignon, France

— 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Avignon sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

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Nice, France

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Cannes (Lérins Islands, Marche Forville, &more). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip builder website.

Drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Avignon in June: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online trip maker.

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Singapore.

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Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Change things up with a short trip to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and tour on your own time with City Scoot.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Singapore trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Rome to Singapore in 16.5 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Rome to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in July, Singapore is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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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.