16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
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Lille
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Bordeaux
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Toulouse
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Montpellier
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Lyon
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Grenoble
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L'Alpe d'Huez
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Grenoble
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Paris
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Paris — 4 nights

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris online route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Paris. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lille.
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Lille — 2 nights

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Lille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in Lille, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Bordeaux.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife
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Bordeaux — 2 nights

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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lille to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lille in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toulouse.
Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Toulouse — 1 night

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.
To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Toulouse trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 10th (Sun) before leaving for Montpellier.
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Montpellier — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
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Traveling by car from Toulouse to Montpellier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lyon.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Lyon — 2 nights

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.
For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Montpellier to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Lyon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grenoble.
Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Grenoble

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Grenoble online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Grenoble takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect Grenoble to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 16°C. You'll set off for L'Alpe d'Huez on the 13th (Wed).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums
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L'Alpe d'Huez — 2 nights

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the L'Alpe d'Huez day trip planning tool.

Getting from Grenoble to L'Alpe d'Huez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in L'Alpe d'Huez are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grenoble.
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Grenoble

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Traveling by car from L'Alpe d'Huez to Grenoble takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Paris.
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Paris — 1 night

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You can fly from Grenoble to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.