11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Paris — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris online vacation planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Colombo to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Colombo in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Strasbourg.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Nature
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Strasbourg — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Little Venice, One City Tours and Happy Strasbourg. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, get engrossed in the history at Musée Archéologique, and wander the streets of La Petite France.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Paris — 2 nights

City of Light

Your day by day itinerary now includes Arc de Triomphe as well as Eiffel Tower. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower and then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.