16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Villandry
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Amboise
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Montresor
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Chenonceaux
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Cheverny
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Vezelay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Montbard
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Dijon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Bazoches
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Auxerre
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Senlis
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
12
Chantilly City
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
13
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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night
Villandry

Villandry ©
Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Villandry.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Villandry using our trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Villandry is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Villandry due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Villandry hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Villandry

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Langeais, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

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Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, walk around Mini-Châteaux Val de Loire, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise holiday planner .

Getting from Villandry to Amboise by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Montresor.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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1
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Montresor

Montresor ©
On the 15th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Montresor, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Loches, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Collegiate Church of St John the Baptist, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Valencay.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Montresor online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Amboise to Montresor takes an hour. In September in Montresor, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Montresor

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Loches, Chateau de Valencay
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Chateau de Loches ©
Chateau de Loches
Chateau de Valencay ©
Chateau de Valencay
Chateau de Montresor ©
Chateau de Montresor

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Chenonceaux

Chenonceaux ©
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto, and then see the interesting displays at La Magnanerie.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chenonceaux day trip app .

Getting from Montresor to Chenonceaux by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Chenonceaux can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cheverny.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Bourre
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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
La Magnanerie ©
La Magnanerie

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Cheverny

Cheverny ©
Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny and then explore the historical opulence of Park and Chateau de Beauregard.

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You can drive from Chenonceaux to Cheverny in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cheverny when traveling from Chenonceaux in September, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vezelay.

Things to do in Cheverny

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Park and Chateau de Beauregard
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Park and Chateau de Beauregard ©
Park and Chateau de Beauregard

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Vezelay

Vezelay ©
Vézelay is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Basilique Sainte Madeleine, see the interesting displays at Musee Zervos, then Head underground at Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure, and finally don't miss a visit to musee du costume Avallon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vezelay vacation planner .

You can drive from Cheverny to Vezelay in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Montbard.

Things to do in Vezelay

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure, musee du costume Avallon
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Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure ©
Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure
Basilique Sainte Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte Madeleine
Musee Zervos ©
Musee Zervos

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Montbard

Montbard ©
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Chateau Ancy-le Franc, then make a trip to Grande forge de Buffon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay, and finally meet the residents at Parc de l'Auxois.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Montbard driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Vezelay to Montbard takes an hour. September in Montbard sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dijon.

Things to do in Montbard

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chateau Ancy-le Franc, Grande forge de Buffon, Parc de l'Auxois
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Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Chateau Ancy-le Franc ©
Chateau Ancy-le Franc
Parc de l'Auxois ©
Parc de l'Auxois

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night
Dijon

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, then trek along Owl's Trail, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally steep yourself in history at Maison Milliere.

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Getting from Montbard to Dijon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Dijon are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Bazoches.

Things to do in Dijon

Tours Museums Trails
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon

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Bazoches

Bazoches ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Gorges de Narvau, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bazoches, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Hilaire.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Bazoches trip planner .

You can drive from Dijon to Bazoches in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bazoches are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Auxerre.

Things to do in Bazoches

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gorges de Narvau
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Chateau de Bazoches ©
Chateau de Bazoches
Gorges de Narvau ©
Gorges de Narvau
Eglise Saint-Hilaire ©
Eglise Saint-Hilaire

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Auxerre

Auxerre ©
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre and then don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Auxerre travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Bazoches to Auxerre takes an hour. In September in Auxerre, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Senlis.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites
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Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre ©

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Senlis

Senlis ©
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Chaalis, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Senlis, and then contemplate the long history of Le Cachot.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Senlis tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Auxerre to Senlis in 2.5 hours. September in Senlis sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chantilly.

Things to do in Senlis

Historic Sites
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Le Cachot ©
Le Cachot
Abbaye de Chaalis ©
Abbaye de Chaalis

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Chantilly City

Chantilly City
On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at The Living Museum of the Horse, admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Potager des Princes, and finally see the interesting displays at Pavillon de Manse.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chantilly route maker .

Chantilly is just a short distance from Senlis. In September in Chantilly, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly
Le Potager des Princes ©
Le Potager des Princes
Pavillon de Manse ©
Pavillon de Manse

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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 25th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Paris is just a short distance from Chantilly. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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