15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Orleans
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chambord
Drive
4
Blois
— 1 night
Drive
5
Chenonceaux
Drive
6
Amboise
— 1 night
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Bordeaux
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
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Paris
— 1 night
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Paris — 4 nights

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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and The Paris Catacombs are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, stroll through Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orleans.
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Orleans — 1 night

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Ferte Saint Aubin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Hotel Groslot.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Orleans trip itinerary app.

Getting from Paris to Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Orleans, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chambord.
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Chambord

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chambord online travel route planner.

Getting from Orleans to Chambord by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. June in Chambord sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Blois.
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Blois — 1 night

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
On the 7th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Louis, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Escalier Denis Papin.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Blois journey site.

Blois is very close to Chambord. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Chenonceaux.
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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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chenonceaux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blois to Chenonceaux in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Chenonceaux can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You will leave for Amboise on the 8th (Thu).
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Amboise — 1 night

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 8th (Thu), 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 explore the historical opulence of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, and finally learn about winemaking at Maison Laudacius - Cave De Montlouis-Dur-Loire.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise journey maker app.

Amboise is just a short distance from Chenonceaux. In June, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux — 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Popular historic sites such as Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Reignac and Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cantenac & Chateau Laniote). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, shop like a local with Promenade Sainte Catherine, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux journey planner.

Take a train from Amboise to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 1 night

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Eau, make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, then pause for some photo ops at Statues des Trois Oies, then explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda holiday builder website.

Sarlat-la-Caneda is just a short distance from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 1 night

City of Light

On the 15th (Thu), admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in June, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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