16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner
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Tours
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Toulouse
— 3 nights
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Bandol
— 3 nights
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Vichy
— 3 nights
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Tours — 3 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jardins des Prebendes d'Oe, Jardin Botanique de Tours, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Place Plumereau.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tours trip itinerary planning website.

Velizy-Villacoublay to Tours is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In September in Tours, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux — 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porte Cailhau and Marche des Quais. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Monument aux Girondins, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public, examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and make a trip to Fontaine des Trois Graces.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux travel route tool.

You can take a train from Tours to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Toulouse.
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Toulouse — 3 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy and Fondation Bemberg. Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Albi (Palais de la Berbie & Les Jardins de la Berbie). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Garonne, examine the collection at Museum of natural History, look for gifts at Marche Victor Hugo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal de Brienne (Le).

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Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Bandol.
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Bandol — 3 nights

Bandol is a commune in Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Port de Cassis and Confiserie Fouque. Go for a jaunt from Bandol to Gemenos to see Parc de Saint-Pons about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Ile des Embiez, awaken your taste buds at Oenotheque des Vins de Bandol, relax and rejuvenate at Villa des Flo, and don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bandol trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Bandol takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Vichy.
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Vichy — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Les Bords de l'Allier and Les Sources de Vichy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vichy: Musee de la Ceramique (in Digoin), Moulins (Musee de l'Illustration Jeunesse, CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene, &more) and Paray Le Monial (Hotel de Ville & Chapel of the Apparitions).

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You can fly from Bandol to Vichy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Vichy is a bit cooler than Bandol - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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