8 days in France & Fatima Itinerary

8 days in France & Fatima Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Ville de Lisieux, France
— 1 night
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Fatima
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 night
Lourdes, France
— 2 nights


Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Get some historical perspective at Sainte-Chapelle and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the history behind Pantheon.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ville de Lisieux.
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Ville de Lisieux, France — 1 night

Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Manoir De Grandouet and then don't miss a visit to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ville de Lisieux trip maker.

Getting from Paris to Ville de Lisieux by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ville de Lisieux: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal — 1 night

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fatima day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ville de Lisieux to Fatima. Traveling from Ville de Lisieux to Fatima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ville de Lisieux in August, expect nights in Fatima to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Lourdes.
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Lourdes, France — 2 nights

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Dungeon of Eagles, take a memorable tour with Pic du Jer, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort of Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Boulevard des Pyrenees and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Massey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lourdes day trip planning website.

You can fly from Fatima to Lourdes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fatima to Lourdes. In August in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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.