16 days in France & Bruges Itinerary

16 days in France & Bruges Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Amboise, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ile Saint-Louis and Edwart Chocolatier. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, look for gifts at Les Expressives, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning website.

Detroit, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in March, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 53°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

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

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, then look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Atlantikwall Raversyde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Bruges sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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Atlantikwall Raversyde ©
Atlantikwall Raversyde
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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Lyon, France

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.
On the 31st (Fri), browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally examine the collection at Hameau Duboeuf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, and finally examine the collection at Musee des Confluences.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lyon trip builder.

Fly from Bruges to Lyon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Bruges in March, expect nights in Lyon to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Lyon

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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, look for gifts at Aure du Commun, and then learn about winemaking at Arpents du Soleil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then look for gifts at H2O Parapluies, and finally look for gifts at Fantastic Attic.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Bayeux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in April, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 58°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, then look for gifts at Vannerie Etienne Metezeau, then stop by La Balade des Fromages, and finally do a tasting at Troglo Degusto. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then do a tasting at Chateau Gaudrelle, and finally do a tasting at Marc Bredif Vouvray - Wine Cave.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amboise trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bayeux to Amboise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stop by La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche, stop by Justine Red, look for gifts at La Cave du Senat, then stop by Fromagerie Laurent Dubois, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Here are some ideas for day two: go all around town with Pari Roller, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and finally look for gifts at Disney Village.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris trip maker.

Getting from Amboise to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin

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