16 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

16 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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Start: Creteil, France
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Creteil, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
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Fontainebleau, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Reims, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
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Dijon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
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Nimes, France
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
8
Montpellier, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
10
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
11
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
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Nantes, France
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
13
Versailles, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
End: Creteil, France

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Creteil, France

Creteil ©
Créteil is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Saint-Christophe and then immerse yourself in nature at Parc Dupeyroux.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Creteil online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fontainebleau.

Things to do in Creteil

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

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Chateau of Vincennes
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Creteil ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Creteil
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Paroisse Saint-Christophe ©
Paroisse Saint-Christophe

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Fontainebleau, France

Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. On the 29th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Louis de Fontainebleau, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Fontainebleau, and then take a peaceful walk through Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fontainebleau tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Creteil to Fontainebleau in an hour. In June in Fontainebleau, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Fontainebleau

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Eglise Saint-Louis de Fontainebleau ©
Eglise Saint-Louis de Fontainebleau

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Reims, France

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the striking features of Mediatheque Jean Falala, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reims itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fontainebleau to Reims takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Reims sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Reims

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Mediatheque Jean Falala ©
Mediatheque Jean Falala

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Dijon, France

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 1st (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, walk along Owl's Trail, then admire the local landmark of Jardin Darcy, and finally make a trip to Place de la Liberation.

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

Getting from Reims to Dijon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Dijon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Dijon

Tours Trails Parks
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Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail
Jardin Darcy ©
Jardin Darcy

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

You can drive from Dijon to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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 3rd (Fri), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lyon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nimes.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 4th (Sat), wander the streets of Place Des Carmes, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, don't miss a visit to Square Antonin, then delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine. On your second day here, look for gifts at Toril d'Artistes, take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magne, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then relax in the rural setting at Moulin à Huile d' Olive du Calanquet, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Des Terres Blanches.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nimes route app.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Nimes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nimes can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Avignon, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Carrieres des Lumieres
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La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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Montpellier, France

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get in on the family fun at AviaSim Montpellier, then get a taste of the local shopping with Place de la Comedie, then don't miss a visit to Porte du Peyrou, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip itinerary builder site.

Montpellier is just a short distance from Nimes. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Spas Shopping Theme Parks
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Spas
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie
Porte du Peyrou ©
Porte du Peyrou

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally visit The Panier.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Le Capitole, then engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Toulouse online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Toulouse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in July, things will get slightly colder in Toulouse: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Le Capitole ©
Le Capitole

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Bordeaux, France

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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to Place de la Bourse, make a trip to The Water Mirror, then get your game on at Simfactory, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pey-Berland Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Sisters Mysteres.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nantes tour planner.

Fly from Bordeaux to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Nantes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

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Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes and then examine the collection at Fondation Claude Monet. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, then don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and then don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Nantes to Versailles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Versailles, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Giverny
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
The Hall of Mirrors ©
The Hall of Mirrors

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