18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Nantes
— 7 nights
3
Lyon
— 6 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.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and finally walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in September: highs in Paris hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

7
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantes: La Rochelle (Le Comptoir Charentais, Aquarium La Rochelle, &more), Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and Le Sacre Coeur (in Cholet). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Puy du Fou, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Vannes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and delve into the distant past at Carnac stones.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

La Rochelle, Angers, Centre Historique de Vannes, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry
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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu & Athenaeum), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Annecy (La Vieille Ville & Lake Annecy). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon vacation planner.

You can fly from Nantes to Lyon in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Beaune, Annecy, Musee de Grenoble, Chapelle Saint-Vincent., Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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