31 days in Ile-de-France Itinerary

31 days in Ile-de-France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ile-de-France tour planner
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Paris
— 15 nights
Drive
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Provins
— 13 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Paris — 15 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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Foret De Barbizon (in Barbizon), Golf des Yvelines (in La Queue-les-Yvelines) and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Paris. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in May: highs in Paris hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Provins.
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Provins — 13 nights

Provins cultivates roses to make all sorts of foods from roses with specialties including rose petal jam, Provinois rose honey, and rose candy.
Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Seine Et Marne and Musee de Provins et du Provinois. Chateau de Fontainebleau and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provins: Musee Stephane Mallarme (in Vulaines sur Seine), Souppes-sur-Loing (Base de Loisirs & Parc Animalier de l'Emprunt) and Fontainebleau (Fontainebleau Golf Club, A New Delhi, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to La Tour Cesar, get engrossed in the history at La Grange aux Dimes, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Continua, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc des Felins.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Provins visit planning site.

You can drive from Paris to Provins in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Provins, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Ile-de-France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites · Art Museums
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.
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