14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Colmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Tours
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Colmar

Colmar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, then don't miss a visit to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then do a tasting at Domaine Hubert Meyer, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz. On your second day here, do a tasting at Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace, then do a tasting at Domaine Bernard Humbrecht, and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colmar trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Colmar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Colmar

Wineries Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Domaine Hubert Meyer, Domaine Albert Seltz, Domaine Bernard Humbrecht, Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

3
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau Lestevenie and Chateau Lardy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Chateau Combrillac (in Prigonrieux), Chateau Cluzeau (in Sigoules-et-Flaugeac) and Chateau Belingard (in Pomport). There's more to do: do a tasting at Vignobles Dubard and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip builder site .

You can fly from Colmar to Bordeaux in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Chateau Belingard, Chateau Combrillac, Chateau Cluzeau, Chateau de Panisseau
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St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Chateau Lestevenie ©
Chateau Lestevenie
Chateau Lardy ©
Chateau Lardy

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.

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You can take a train from Bordeaux to Tours in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Chateau du Petit Thouars, Chateau Royal d'Amboise
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

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