18 days in Copenhagen & France Itinerary

18 days in Copenhagen & France Itinerary

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18 days in Copenhagen & France Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Toulouse, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Cassis, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: St. Petersburg, Russia

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, take a stroll through Stroeget, contemplate the long history of Christiansborg Slot, and admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen tour itinerary planning site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Copenhagen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in August, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lyon planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In August in Lyon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Toulouse.

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

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip app.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Toulouse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks Historic Sites
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Jardin Japonais ©
Jardin Japonais
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins

1
night
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne day trip planning app.

Getting from Toulouse to Carcassonne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites
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Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

few
hours
Cassis, France

Cassis
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cassis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Cassis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Cassis, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Tours Parks
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5
nights
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France

Beaulieu-sur-Mer ©
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Belluogo, Bèuluec de Mar) is a seaside village on the French Riviera between Nice and Monaco. Take a break from Beaulieu-sur-Mer with a short trip to Plage du Buse in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Beaulieu-sur-Mer trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Cassis to Beaulieu-sur-Mer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cassis, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Eze, Plage du Buse, Eden Plage Mala
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Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
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