11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 1 night
Drive
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Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Lyon
Drive
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Vaux-en-Beaujolais
— 2 nights
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Chamonix
— 2 nights
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Colmar
— 1 night
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Paris
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Paris

— 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.
To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paris, with lows of 60°F. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Etretat.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Etretat

— 2 nights
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 6th (Tue), stroll around Les Jardins d'Etretat and then don't miss a visit to Falaises d'Etretat.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Etretat online travel route planner.

Drive from Paris to Etretat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Etretat: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then get outside with Avel Char, then steep yourself in history at Menhir du Champ Dolent, and finally learn about winemaking at Cidre Sorre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Lyon online holiday planner.

Fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In July, Lyon is a bit warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Vaux-en-Beaujolais.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors
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Vaux-en-Beaujolais

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Domaine Le Fagolet-Gite La Girardiere, then head outdoors with Le Lac des Sapins, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Mathieu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee du Train Miniature, steep yourself in history at Cite medievale de Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, and then look for gifts at Caveau du Cru Morgon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vaux-en-Beaujolais trip builder.

You can drive from Lyon to Vaux-en-Beaujolais in an hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in July: high temperatures in Vaux-en-Beaujolais hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Vaux-en-Beaujolais

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Chamonix

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, meet the residents at Parc de Merlet, then don't miss a visit to Glacier des Bossons, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee Alpin.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Vaux-en-Beaujolais to Chamonix in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Colmar

— 1 night

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Colmar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Paris

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower and then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary app.

Fly from Colmar to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
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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.