7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France route planner

Make it your trip
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Paris
— 3 nights
Train
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Lyon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Annecy
— 1 night
Drive

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Paris

— 3 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: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Peru, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Lyon

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
On the 28th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then snap pictures at Passerelle du Palais-de-Justice, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Lyon sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Annecy

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Annecy trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature
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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.