23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27 h
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Amboise
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 45 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+5
Shuttle + Train + Subway + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
4
Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h 15 min
5
Lyon
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Nimes
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
7
Avignon
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
8
Orange
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Paris

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères (in Ingrannes), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, stroll through Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris online holiday maker.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, Palace of Versailles, La Hotte du Diable
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto, and then stop by La Balade des Fromages.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Amboise trip simple and quick.

Take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Amboise are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Amboise

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Troglo Degusto, La Balade des Fromages
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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
La Balade des Fromages ©
La Balade des Fromages

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 8th (Wed), kick back and relax at Beach of Genets, see the interesting displays at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, and then stop by La Petite Confiturerie.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Amboise to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Petite Confiturerie, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Beach of Genets
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La Petite Confiturerie ©
La Petite Confiturerie

2
nights
Bordeaux

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, then stop by La Cave de la Halle, then unwind over a drink at The Wine Buff, and finally examine the collection at Musee d'Aquitaine.

Start your trip to Bordeaux by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, train, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bordeaux takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May: highs in Bordeaux hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, La Maison du Vigneron de Sauternes
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
The Wine Buff ©
The Wine Buff

1
night
Lyon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Croix-Rousse, then take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, then take a stroll through Place Bellecour, and finally see the interesting displays at Institut & Musee Lumiere.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lyon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Bordeaux to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Nimes.

Things to do in Lyon

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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The Presqu'ile ©
The Presqu'ile
Institut & Musee Lumiere ©
Institut & Musee Lumiere
Place Bellecour ©
Place Bellecour

1
night
Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes, browse the eclectic array of goods at Les Halles, take a stroll through Place de l'Horloge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Et-Saint-Castor de Nimes, and finally look for gifts at Oiveraie Jeanjean.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nimes trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Nimes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Nimes

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oiveraie Jeanjean
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Oiveraie Jeanjean ©
Oiveraie Jeanjean
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Et-Saint-Castor de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes

2
nights
Avignon

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), hunt for treasures at Avignon Les Halles, then steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile de la Barthelasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Les Gorges de Regalon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Avignon online trip planner.

Avignon is just a short distance from Nimes. In May, daytime highs in Avignon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Orange.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Les Gorges de Regalon, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

3
nights
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roman Theatre of Orange and Le Jardin Aux Oiseaux. Get a sense of the local culture at Forteresse de Mornas and Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente. Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine de Mourchon (in Seguret), Ferme Pedagogique de l'Oiselet (in Sarrians) and Village de Mirmande (in Mirmande). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orange route planning app.

Orange is just a stone's throw from Avignon. In May in Orange, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de Mourchon, Le Jardin Aux Oiseaux, Ferme Pedagogique de l'Oiselet, Forteresse de Mornas
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Le Jardin Aux Oiseaux ©
Le Jardin Aux Oiseaux
Village de Mirmande ©
Village de Mirmande

3
nights
Nice

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and then explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, and then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nice tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Orange to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Orange in May, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Paloma Beach, Villa Kerylos
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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