59 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

59 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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59 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
2
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
5
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Nimes, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
8
Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
9
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Rennes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Nantes, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
12
Angers, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
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Tours, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
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Orleans, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
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Amiens, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Reims, France
— 1 night
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
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Nancy, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Dijon, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania


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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.
You've added Musee Picasso, Saint-Paul de Vence, Palais Lascaris, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Nice with an excursion to La Croisette in Cannes--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday builder app .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Nice is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Nice due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September since evenings lows in Nice dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Saint-Paul de Vence, La Croisette, Musee Picasso
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Princess Grace Botanical Garden, Chapelle Sainte Devote and Vieux Monaco. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, and finally admire the natural beauty at Princess Grace Botanical Garden. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, then make a trip to Chapelle Sainte Devote, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

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Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In September, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Monte Carlo Harbor ©
Monte Carlo Harbor

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nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine as well as Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence travel planner .

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Fondation Vasarely ©
Fondation Vasarely

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jardin de la Magalone, Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, Parc Borely, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and take a stroll through The Panier.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Marseille is just a stone's throw from Aix-en-Provence. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

3
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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
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.
You've added Pont du Gard, Carrieres des Lumieres, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planner.

Take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nimes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Carrieres des Lumieres, Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
You've added La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, Abbaye de Saint-Gilles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Et-Saint-Castor de Nimes, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, appreciate the history behind La Maison Carree, see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes, then explore the world behind art at Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain, and finally appreciate the history behind Abbaye de Saint-Roman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Et-Saint-Castor de Nimes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Gilles, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nimes tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Avignon to Nimes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Bambouseraie en Cevennes, Abbaye de Saint-Gilles, Abbaye de Saint-Roman
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Jardins de la Fontaine ©
Jardins de la Fontaine
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree

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nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Citadelle, Porte du Peyrou, Pic Saint-Loup, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, then take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic Saint-Loup, then explore the historical opulence of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, then make a trip to Porte du Peyrou, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Montpellier journey maker app .

Montpellier is just a short distance from Nimes. September in Montpellier sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée
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Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Cathedrale St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale St-Pierre

3
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Musee Georges Labit, Chapelle des Carmelites, Jardin des Plantes, and other attractions. Step out of Toulouse with an excursion to Cité de Carcassonne in Carcassonne Center--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, snap pictures at Pont Neuf, and make a trip to Place du Capitole.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Montpellier to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Toulouse are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Albi, Carcassonne
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Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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nights
Bordeaux, France

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Port of the Moon, Musee d'Aquitaine, Eglise Sainte-Croix, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pey-Berland Tower, and snap pictures at Pont de Pierre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip planner .

Getting from Toulouse to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rennes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lascaux II
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St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
Pey-Berland Tower ©
Pey-Berland Tower

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Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum), Carnac stones and Mont Saint-Michel. On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel and then stroll around Parc du Thabor. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Carnac stones, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum), then get a sense of history and politics at Parlement de Bretagne, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rennes day trip website .

Getting from Bordeaux to Rennes by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Rennes sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mont Saint-Michel, Carnac stones
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Carnac stones ©
Carnac stones
Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee de l'Imprimerie, Chateau de Goulaine and Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Goulaine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Imprimerie, and finally shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and finally examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nantes trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rennes to Nantes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Angers.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

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Angers, France

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, Chateau de Serrant, Chateau-Musee de Saumur, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Maurice.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Angers online itinerary maker .

Getting from Nantes to Angers by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, Chateau de Serrant, Chateau de Breze, Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Chateau d'Angers ©
Chateau d'Angers
Chateau de Breze ©
Chateau de Breze
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay ©
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

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Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
You've added Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tours day trip planning tool .

Getting from Angers to Tours by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Tours sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Orleans.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau Royal d'Amboise
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Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

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Orleans, France

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de La Ferte Saint Aubin, La Maison Picassiette, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, then make a trip to Chateau de Chambord, then contemplate the long history of Palais Jacques-Coeur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Etienne. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at La Maison Picassiette, pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Ferte Saint Aubin.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orleans trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Tours to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Orleans are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bourges, Chartres, Chateau de La Ferte Saint Aubin, Chateau de Chambord
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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Paris Catacombs, Le Marais, Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Orleans to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc and Falaises d'Etretat. On the 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rouen online travel route planner .

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Amiens.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Falaises d'Etretat, Fondation Claude Monet, Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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Amiens, France

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau Fort de Rambures, Sir John Monash Centre and Musee Somme 1916. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de Picardie, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916, then learn about all things military at Sir John Monash Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Rambures.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amiens holiday builder .

Take a train from Rouen to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Amiens, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Amiens

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Musee Somme 1916, Chateau Fort de Rambures, Sir John Monash Centre
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Maison de Jules Verne ©
Maison de Jules Verne
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens

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Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee La Piscine, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Carriere Wellington, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille, admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange, then don't miss a visit to Grande Place, then admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, and finally examine the collection at Musee Hospice Comtesse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de la Treille, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at Carriere Wellington, and finally examine the collection at Musee La Piscine.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lille trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Amiens to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arras, Musee La Piscine
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Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery ©
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

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Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of the Surrender, Palais du Tau and Hotel Le Vergeur Museum. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Surrender, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Remi, then admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, then examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reims trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lille to Reims by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Metz.

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum

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Metz, France

Metz ©
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Verdun Memorial, Saint Pierre aux Nonnains Basilica, Porte des Allemands, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Centre Pompidou-Metz, don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville, then get engrossed in the history at Fort de Queuleu, then steep yourself in history at Porte des Allemands, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at La Cour d'Or, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Comedie, then steep yourself in history at Saint Pierre aux Nonnains Basilica, and finally get engrossed in the history at Verdun Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Metz day trip app .

Traveling by car from Reims to Metz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Metz sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nancy.

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Museums Historic Sites

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Verdun Memorial
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Centre Pompidou-Metz ©
Centre Pompidou-Metz
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

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Nancy, France

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Villa Majorelle, Musee Historique Lorrain, Eglise des Cordeliers, and other attractions. On the 19th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Dominique Alexandre Godron Garden, then see the interesting displays at Villa Majorelle, then explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, and finally make a trip to Place Stanislas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then explore the world behind art at Musee Historique Lorrain, and finally steep yourself in history at Eglise des Cordeliers.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nancy tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Metz to Nancy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Nancy sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

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Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy ©
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Saint Peter's Church, Eglise Saint-Paul, Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, and take a stroll through La Petite France.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg journey builder app .

You can take a train from Nancy to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Dijon.

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Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Alsatian Museum ©
Alsatian Museum
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Citadelle de Besancon, Jardin de l'Arquebuse, Abbaye de Fontenay, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay, admire the natural beauty at Jardin de l'Arquebuse, then trek along Owl's Trail, and finally explore the world behind art at Palace of the Dukes. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee Magnin, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, and then make a trip to La Citadelle de Besancon.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dijon trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Dijon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dijon can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

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Museums Parks Historic Sites

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La Citadelle de Besancon, Abbaye de Fontenay
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Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin
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Abbaye de Fontenay
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La Citadelle de Besancon

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Institut & Musee Lumiere, The Presqu'ile, Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lyon travel route planner .

You can drive from Dijon to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lyon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Historic Sites Museums Golf
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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