22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
3
Tours
— 2 nights
4
Saintes
— 2 nights
5
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
6
Montpellier
— 1 night
7
Avignon
— 2 nights
8
Orange
— Few hours
9
Lyon
— 2 nights
10
Paris
— 5 nights

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Paris. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 12th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or fly. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tours.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tours trip builder.

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Tours in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Tours, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Saintes.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Langeais
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

2
nights
Saintes

Saintes ©
Saintes, a small city on the banks of the Charente River in the Charente-Maritime department, is noteworthy for its Gallo-Roman, medieval, and renaissance heritage.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Corderie Royale, examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, and finally admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Eutrope de Saintes.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saintes vacation planning site.

Drive from Tours to Saintes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saintes are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Saintes

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rochefort
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Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Corderie Royale ©
Corderie Royale

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nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria', then see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center holiday builder tool.

Getting from Saintes to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria', Chateaux de Lastours
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

1
night
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Planet Ocean Montpellier, then explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and finally steep yourself in history at Porte du Peyrou.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montpellier online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Montpellier by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Planet Ocean Montpellier ©
Planet Ocean Montpellier
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Room Escape Games

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 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee Frederic Mistral, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Santons, then delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Crillon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Avignon itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orange.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Le Sentier des Ocres, Musee Frederic Mistral, Site Archeologique de Glanum
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

few
hours
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. On the 22nd (Mon), appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch and then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Orange trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Orange takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Orange

Historic Sites
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Triumphal Arch ©
Triumphal Arch

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lyon route planner.

Getting from Orange to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lyon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema

5
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Attractions like Palace of Versailles and The Paris Catacombs make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Champs-Elysees and Musee de l'Orangerie. Enjoy Paris some more: take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the activities along Seine River, don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris online travel route planner.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Lyon in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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