5 days in France Itinerary

5 days in France Itinerary

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Versailles
— 1 night
Drive
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Chartres
— 1 night
Drive
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Orleans
— 1 night
Drive
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Fontainebleau
— 1 night

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Versailles

— 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 34°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Versailles

Side Trip

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Chartres

— 1 night
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
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Drive from Versailles to Chartres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Chartres sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 32°F at night. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Orleans.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors
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Orleans

— 1 night
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Ferte Saint Aubin.

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You can drive from Chartres to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 33°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fontainebleau.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Fontainebleau

— 1 night
Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Fontainebleau.

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Traveling by car from Orleans to Fontainebleau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Fontainebleau are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fontainebleau

Historic Sites · Parks

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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.