9 days in France & Barolo Itinerary

9 days in France & Barolo Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Barolo
Barolo, Italy
— 4 nights
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Beaune, France
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 1 night


Barolo, Italy — 4 nights

Barolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. Change things up with these side-trips from Barolo: Azienda Agricola Roccasanta (in Perletto), Distilleria Castelli Giuseppe (in Cortemilia) and Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, examine the collection at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, and make a trip to Piazza Galimberti.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Barolo travel website.

Malaga, Spain to Barolo is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In October, Barolo is slightly colder than Malaga - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
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Annecy, France — 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Barolo to Annecy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Annecy, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Beaune.
Nature · Parks
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Beaune, France — 2 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, and then see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beaune holiday builder site.

You can drive from Annecy to Beaune in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then take in the views from Pont Alexandre III.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Beaune to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch 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.