19 days in France Itinerary

19 days in France Itinerary

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Strasbourg
— 1 day
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Nimes
— 4 nights
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Cognac
— 3 nights
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Lille
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Le Vaisseau and then wander the streets of La Petite France.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to Strasbourg is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Strasbourg due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nimes.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Neighborhoods
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Specialty Museum
Le Vaisseau
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World heritage site
La Petite France
4.8

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Nimes

Nimes ©

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nimes: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Les-Pennes-Mirabeau (Cinema Pathe Plan de Campagne & Laser game Evolution) and Calanques (in Cassis). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, and take a stroll through Ile de la Barthelasse.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nimes trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Nimes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Strasbourg in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Nimes. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Cognac.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Geologic Formation
Calanques
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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
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Bridge
Pont d'Avignon
3.6

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Cognac

Cognac ©
Cognac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Leger, get in on the family fun at Le Chateau des Enigmes de Pons, and then cool off at Les Antilles de Jonzac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at Remy Martin, then sample the fine beverages at Cognac Groussin, then indulge your taste buds at Hennessy Les Visites, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Musee de la Bande Dessinee.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cognac planning website.

Traveling by car from Nimes to Cognac takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Nimes in July, expect Cognac to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Cognac

Theme Parks · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Le Musee de la Bande Dessinee
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Caen

Caen ©

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and then get outside with Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then relax in the rural setting at Ferme de la Sapiniere.

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Getting from Cognac to Caen by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Cognac in July, things will get slightly colder in Caen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Battlefield
Omaha Beach
4.7

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Lille

Lille ©

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 30th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Koezio, don't miss a visit to Grande Place, and then admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Stock Exchange, look for gifts at Souvenirs Lille, then take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, and finally see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lille trip planner.

Getting from Caen to Lille by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Lille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Paris

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Lille to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Louvre Museum
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Paris
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Must see
Eiffel Tower
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